## Instructions Given in the Drawing School Established by the Dublin Society: Course of mathematicks. System of the physical world. System of the moral world. Plan of the military art. Plan of the marcantile arts. Plan of naval art. Plan of mechanic arts. The elements of EuclidA. M'Culloch, 1769 - Mathematics |

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**Earth**was round , useful in the Eclipses of the Moon taught how to determine the Longitudes of Geography the different Countries of the World , or their mutual Distances from and Naviga tion , and East to West . The Discovery of the ... Page xviii

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**Earth**. The ancient Kings of Perfia , tions of the and the Priests of Egypt , were always chosen amongst the most expert World . Has been the favorite Study of great Princes . in this Science . The Kings of Lacedemon had always ... Page xxiv

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**Earth**, where , free from all Spirit of System and Research of Causes , they are taught how to contemplate the Wonders of Nature in detail . But as it presents an immense Field , whose whole Extent the greatest Genius cannot compass ... Page xxv

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**Earth**to be round , and the Sun to be the Cen - lonians , and ter of the Universe ( a ) in these Points they were ...**Earth's**being the Center of the Celestial Motions should generally prevail : for tho ' on a fuperficial Survey it ... Page xxvi

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**Earth**would produce Effects which did not take Place ; that , for Example , if the**Earth**moved , a Stone dropp'd from the Top of a Tower , ought not to fall at the Foot of it , because the**Earth**moved during the Time of the Stone's ...### Other editions - View all

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Page 8 - Let it be granted that a straight line may be drawn from any one point to any other point.

Page 4 - A circle is a plane figure contained by one line, which is called the circumference, and is such that all straight lines drawn from a certain point within the figure to the circumference, are equal to one another.

Page 164 - When of the equimultiples of four magnitudes (taken as in the fifth definition), the multiple of the first is greater than that of the second, but the multiple of the third is not greater than the multiple of the fourth ; then the first is said to have to the second a greater ratio than the third magnitude has to the fourth : and, on the contrary, the third is said to have to the fourth a less ratio than the first has to the second. VIII. " Analogy, or proportion, is the similitude of ratios.

Page 165 - When four magnitudes are continual proportionals, the first is said to have to the fourth the triplicate ratio of that which it has to the second, and so on, quadruplicate, &c., increasing the denomination still by unity, in any number of proportionals.

Page 241 - The circumference of every circle is supposed to be divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees ; and each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes ; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds ; and these into thirds, etc.

Page xxviii - ... bodies that are within the sphere of their activity, and consequently, that not only the sun and moon have .an influence upon the body and motion of the earth, and the earth upon them, but that...

Page 165 - When three magnitudes are proportionals, the first is said to have to the third the duplicate ratio of that which it has to the second.

Page 226 - Equiangular parallelograms have to one another the ratio which is compounded of the ratios of their sides.

Page xiv - Oh! qui m'arrêtera sous vos sombres asiles? Quand pourront les neuf Sœurs, loin des cours et des villes, M'occuper tout entier, et m'apprendre des deux Les divers mouvements inconnus à nos yeux, Les noms et les vertus de ces clartés errantes Par qui sont nos destins et nos mœurs différentes.

Page xxviii - Now what these several degrees are I have not yet experimentally verified; but it is a notion which, if fully prosecuted, as it ought to be, will mightily assist the astronomers to reduce all the celestial motions to a certain rule, which I doubt will never be done true without it.