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parts called minutes, and each minute into 60 equal parts called seconds, &c. And as many degrees, minutes, seconds, &c. as are contained in any arch, of so many degrees, minutes, seconds, &c. is the angle, of which that arch is the measure, said

to be. Cor. Whatever be the radius of the circle of which the measure

of a given angle is an arch, that arch will contain the same number of degrees, minutes, seconds, &c. as is manifest from Lemma 2.

III. Let AB be produced till it meet the circle again in F; the angle

CBF, which, together with ABC, is equal to two right angles, is called the Supplement of the angle ABC.

IV. A straight line CD drawn through C, one of the extremities of

the arch AC perpendicular upon the diameter passing through the other extremity A, is called the Sine of the arch AC, or

of the angle ABC, of which it is the measure. Cor. The Sine of a quadrant, or of a right angle, is equal to the radius.

V. The segment DA of the diameter passing through A, one ex

tremity of the arch AC, between the sine CĎ and that extremity, is called the Versed Sine of the arch AC, or angle ABC.

VI. A straight line AE, touching the circle at A, one extremity of

the arch AC, and meeting the diameter BC passing through the other extremity C in E, is called the Tangent of the arch AC; or of the angle ABC.

VII. The straight line BE, between the centre and the extremity of

the tangent AE, is called the Secant of the arch AC, or angle

ABC. Cor. to def. 4. 6. 7. The sine, tangent, and secant of any angle

ABC, are likewise the sine, tangent, and secant of its supple

ment CBF. It is manifest from def. 4. that CD is the sine of the angle CBF.

Let CB be produced till it meet the circle again in G; and it is manifest that AE is the tangent, and BE the secant, of the angle ABG or EBF, from def, 6, 7.

Cor. to def. 4. 5. 6. 7. The sine, versed sine, tangent, and se

cant, of any arch which is the measure of any given angle ABC, is to the sine, versed sine, tangent, and secant, of any other arch which is the measure of the same angle, as the

radius of the first is to the radius of the second. Let AC, MN be measures of the angle ABC, according to def.

1. CD the sine, DA the versed sine, AE the tangent, and BE the secant of the arch AC, according to def. 4. 5. 6. 7. and NO the sine, OM the versed sine, MP the tangent, and BP the secant of the arch MN, according to the same definitions. Since CD, NO, AE, MP are parallel, CD is to NO as the radius CB to the radius NB, and AE to MP as AB to BM, and BC or BA to BD as BN or BM to BO; and, by conversion, DA to MO as AB to MB. Hence the corollary is manifest; therefore, if the radius be supposed to be divided into any given number of equal parts, the sine, versed sine, tangent, and secant, of any given angle, will each contain a given number of these parts; and, by trigonometrical tables, the length of the sine, versed sine, tangent, and secant, of any angle, may be found in parts of which the radius contains a given number; and, vice versa, a number expressing the length of the sine, versed sine, tangent, and secant, being given, the angle of which it is the sine, versed sine, tangent, and secant, may be found. VIII.

Fig. 3. The difference of an angle from a right angle is called the com

plement of that angle. Thus, if BH be drawn perpendicular to AB, the angle CBH will be the complement of the angle ABC, or of CBF.

IX. Let HK be the tangent, CL or DB, which is equal to it, the

sine, and BK the secant of CBH, the complement of ABC, according to def. 4. 6. 7. HK is called the co-tangent, BD the

co-sine, and BK the co-secant, of the angle ABC. Cor. 1. The radius is a mean proportional between the tangent

and co-tangent. For, since HK, BA are parallel, the angles HKB, ABC will be

equal, and the angles KHB, BAE are right : therefore the triangles BAE, KÉB are similar, and therefore AE is to AB,

as BH or BA to HK. COR. 2. The radius is a mean proportional between the co-sine

and secant of any angle ABC. Since CD, AE are parallel, BD is to BC or BA, as BA to BE.

PROP. I. FIG. 5.

In a right angled plane triangle, if the hypothenuse be made radius, the sides become the sines of the angles opposite to them: and if either side be made radius, the remaining side is the tangent of the angle opposite to it, and the hypothenuse the secant of the same angle.

Let ABC be a right angled triangle ; if the hypothenuse BC be made radius, either of the sides AC will be the sine of the angle ABC opposite to it; and if either side BA be made radius, the other side AC will be the tangent of the angle ABC opposite to it, and the hypothenuse BC the secant of the

same angle. About B as a centre, with BC, BA for distances, let two circles CD, EA be described meeting BA, BC in D, E: since CAB is a right angle, BC being radius, AC is the sine of the angle ABC by def. 4. and BA being radius, AC is the tangent, and BC the secant of the angle ABC, by def. 6. 7.

Cor. 1. Of the hypothenuse a side and an angle of a right angled triangle, any two being given, the third is also given.

Cor. 2. Of the two sides and an angle of a right angled triangle, any two being given, the third is also given.

PROP. II. FIG. 6. 7.

The sides of a plane triangle are to one another as the sines of the angles opposite to them.

In right angled triangles, this prop. is manifest from prop. 1. for if the hypoihenuse be made radius, the sides are the sines of the angles opposite to them, and the radius is the sine of a right angle (cor. to def. 4.) which is opposite to the hypothenuse.

In any oblique angled triangle ABC, any two sides AB, AC will be to one another as the sines of the angles ACB, ABC which are opposite to them.

From C, B draw CE, BD perpendicular upon the opposite sides AB, AC produced, if need be. Since CEB, CDB are right angles, BC being radius, CE is the sine of the angle CBA, and BD the sine of the angle ACB : but the two triangles CAE, DAB have each a right angle at D and E; and likewise the common angle CAB ; therefore they are similar, and conse

quently, CA is to AB, as CE to DB; that is, the sides are as the sines of the angles opposite to them.

Cor. Hence of two sides, and two angles opposite to them, in a plane triangle, any three being given, the fourth is also given.

PROP. III. FIG. S.

In a plane triangle, the sum of any two sides is to their difference, as the tangent of half the sum of the angles at the base, to the tangent of half their difference.

Let ABC be a plane triangle; the sum of any two sides, AB, AC will be to their difference as the tangent of half the sum of the angles at the base ABC, ACB to the tangent of half their difference.

About A as a centre, with AB the greater side for a distance, let a circle be described, meeting AC produced in E, F, and BC in D; join DA, EB, FB: and draw FG parallel to BC, meeting EB in G.

The angle EAB (32. 1.) is equal to the sum of the angles at the base, and the angle EFB at the circumference is equal to the half of EAB at the centre (20. 3.); therefore EFB is half the sum of the angles at the base ; but the angle ACB (32. 1.) is equal to the angles CAD and ADC, or ABC together: therefore FAD is the difference of the angles at the base, and FBD at the circumference, or BFG, on account of the parallels FG, BD, is the half of that difference; but since the angle EBF in a semicircle is a right angle (1. of this), FB being radius, BE, BG, are the tangents of the angles ÉFB, BFG; but it is manifest that EC is the sum of the sides BA, AC, and CF their difference ; and since BC, FG are parallel (2. 6.), EC is to CF, as EB to BG; that is, the sum of the sides is to their difference, as the tangent of half the sum of the angles at the base to the tangent of half their difference.

PROP. IV. FIG. 18.

In any plane triangle BAC, whose two sides are BA, AC, and base BC, the less of the two sides, which let be BA, is to the greater AC, as the radius is to the tangent of an angle; and the radius is to the tangent of the excess

of this angle above half a right angle, as the tangent of half the sum of the angles B and C at the base is to the tangent of half their difference.

At the point A, draw the straight line EAD perpendicular to BA: make AE, AF each cqual to AB, and AD to AC; join BE, BF, BD, and from D draw DG perpendicular upon BF. And because BA is at right angles to EF, and EA, AB, AF are equal, each of the angles EBA, ABF is half a right angle, and the whole EBF is a right angle; also (4. 1. El.) EB is equal to BF. And since EBF, FGD are right angles, EB is parallel to GD, and the triangles EBF, FGD are similar ; therefore EB is to BF as DG to GF, and EB being equal to BF, FG must be equal to GD. And because BAD is a right angle, BA the less side is to AD or AC the greater, as the radius is to the tangent of the angle ABD ; and because BGD is a right angle, BG is to GD or GF as the radius is to the tangent of GBD, which is the excess of the angle ABD above ABF half a right angle. But because EB is parallel to GD, BG is to GF as ED is to DF, that is, since ED is the sum of the sides BA, AC, and FD their difference (3. of this), as the tangent of half the sum of the angles B, C, at the base, to the tangent of half their difference. Therefore, in any plane triangle, &c. Q. E. D.

PROP. V. FIG. 9. 10.

In any triangle, twice the rectangle contained by any two sides is to the difference of the sum of the squares of these two sides, and the square of the base, as the radius is to the co-sine of the angle included by the two sides.

Let ABC be a plane triangle; twice the rectangle ABC contained by any two sides BA, BC, is to the difference of the sum of the squares of BA, BC, and the square of the base AC, as the radius to the co-sine of the angle ABC.

From A, draw AD perpendicular upon the opposite side BC; then (by 12. and 13. 2. El.) the difference of the sum of the squares of AB, BC, and the square of the base AC, is equal to twice the rectangle CBD; but twice the rectangle CBA is to twice the rectangle CBD, that is, to the difference of the sum

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