A History of Elementary Mathematics: With Hints on Methods of Teaching

Macmillan, 1896 - 304 sider

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Side 222 - As I was going to St. Ives, I met a man with seven wives, Every wife had seven sacks, Every sack had seven cats, Every cat had seven kits — Kits, cats, sacks, and wives, How many were going to St. Ives?
Side 68 - A plane rectilineal angle is the inclination of two straight lines to one another, which meet together, but are not in the same straight line.
Side 71 - If a straight line meets two straight lines, so as to " make the two interior angles on the same side of it taken " together less than two right angles...
Side 162 - Napier lord of Markinston, hath set my head and hands at work with his new and admirable logarithms. I hope to see him this summer, if it please God ; for I never saw a book which pleased me better, and made me more wonder.
Side 266 - Parallel straight lines are such as are in the same plane, and which being produced ever so far both ways, do not meet.
Side 198 - Tare is an allowance made to the buyer for the weight of the box, barrel, or bag, &c. which contains the goods bought, and is either at so much per box, &c., at so much per cwt., or at so much in the gross weight.
Side 231 - He spoke of imaginary quantities, and inferred by induction that every equation has as many roots as there are units in the number expressing its degree.
Side 134 - This is to shew that the square on the diagonal of a rectangular parallelepiped is equal to the sum of the squares on its three edges.
Side 238 - The neglect which he had shown of the elementary truths of geometry he afterwards regarded as a mistake in his mathematical studies ; and on a future occasion he expressed to Dr. Pemberton his regret that " he had applied himself to the works of Descartes, and other algebraic writers, before he had considered the Elements of Euclid with that attention which so excellent a writer deserved."3 The study of Descartes...

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