## Elements of the Conic Sections |

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abscissa absurd asymptotes axes base bisected bola centre circle common cone conjugate diameters consequently described directrix distance draw drawn parallel Elem equal excess extremity foci focus given in position greater axis half Hence intercepted join latus rectum less likewise line be drawn magnitude manner meet the hyperbola opposite hyperbolas ordinately applied parabola parallel passes perpendicular plane point D point G point of contact PROP proportionals proposition rectangle AMB rectangle contained remaining right angles second axis second diameter segments side square of CB straight line drawn tangent tangle terminated THEOR touches the ellipsis touches the hyperbola touches the parabola transverse axis transverse diameter triangle vertex vertices

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Page 96 - A and base the circle BF, and let it be cut by a plane through the axis, and let the section so made be the...

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Page 109 - If from any point G of the Inperbola there is drawn a right line parallel to the transverse axis A a, meeting the second axis in N ; the square of the second axis shall be, to the square of the transverse, as the sum of the squares of the halt...

Page 7 - EF is equal to the length of the string FGC : take away the common part FG, and the remainder EG will be equal to the remainder GC. COROLLARY. »Hence that segment of the axis which is intercepted between the focus and the directrix, is bisected in the vertex of the axis. Thus CB is bisected in H. PROP. II. THEOR. If the distance of any point from the focus of a parabola be equal to the: perpendicular drawn from the same point to the directrix, that point is in the parabola.

Page 37 - ... the surface generated is called a conic surface, and the solid terminated by the surface is called a cone. II. The point is called the vertex, and the circle the base of the cone. The straight line drawn from the vertex to the centre of the circle, is called the axis. If the axis be perpendicular to the plane of the base, the cone is said to be right. III. If the generating line be produced indefinitely in both directions, it is evident that the surface will extend indefinitely both above and...

Page 20 - If from a point without a circle there be drawn two straight lines, one of which is perpendicular to a diameter, and the other cuts the circle; the square of the perpendicular is equal to the rectangle contained by the whole cutting line and the part without the circle, together with .the rectangle contained by the segments of the diameter.

Page 77 - The squares of straight lines ordinately applied to the same diameter, are to one another as the rectangles contained by the segments of that diameter, as was demonstrated (1.