## 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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**Meridian**, taken at the Polar Circle in France , and at the Equator , fix the Proportion of the Axes of the Earth to be as 173 to 174. By the Help of Telescopes the oblate Figure of Ju- piter has been perceived . And the Disproportion ... Page lviii

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**Meridian**in Peru , im- ble in some agined they perceived a sensible Deviation in the plumb Line occasioned by cafes , as in the Attraction of the Mountain Chimboraco the highest of the Cordiliers it is tion of the certain from Theory ... Page lxv

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**meridian**of the Earth , yet in Justice to them it must be acknowledged , that it is to their indefatigable Industry we are indebted for the Confirmation of the and at the Theory of Newton , with Respect to the Figure of the Earth ... Page lxviii

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**Meridian**at the Pole , is to the Ray of the Circle which has the same Curviture as the Arc of the**Meridian**at the Equator of the Earth , that is , by the Property of the Ellipsis , as the Cube of 230 to the Cube of 229 , that is , as ... Page lxix

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**Meridian**. Deg . Feet . Lines . Toises . 0 3 . 7,468 56637 5 3 . 7,482 56642 10 3 . 7,526 56659 15 3 . 7,596 56687 20 3 . 7,692 56724 25 3 . 7,812 56769 30 3 . 7,948 56823 35 3 • 8,099 56882 40 3 . 8,261 56945 I 3 . 8,294 56958 2 3 ...### 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.