It remains to demonstrate, that the part by which the circumference exceeds the diameter is greater than 10 71 of the diameter. It was before shewn, that CG2 = 750000; wherefore CG=866. 02545, because (866.02545)2 is greater than 750000; therefore AC+CG-1866.02545-. Now, P being, as before, the perpendicular from the centre on the chord of one twelfth of the circumference, P2 = AH (AC+CG) = 500 x (1866.02545)-933012.73-; and P=965.92585-, because (965.92585) is greater than 933012.73. Hence also, AC+P 1965.92585-. Next, as Qthe perpendicular drawn from the centre on the chord of one twenty-fourth of the circumference, Q = AH (AC+P) = 500 × (1965.92585-) =982962.93-; and Q=991-44495-, because (991.44495) is greater than 98296.2.93. Hence also, AC+Q t 1991.44495-. In like manner, as S is the perpendicular from C on the chord of one forty-eighth of the circumference, S2 =AH(AC+Q)=500(1991. 44495-) = 995722.475-, and S = (997.85895-) because (997. 85895) is greater than 995722.475. But the square of the chord of the ninety-sixth part of the circumference = AB (AC-S) = 2000 (2.14105+) = 4282.1+, and the chord itself = 65.4377 + because (65.4377)2 is less than 4282.1 : Now the chord of one ninety-sixth part of the circumference being = 65.4377+, the perimeter of a polygon of ninety-six sides inscribed in the circle = (65.4377+)96=6282.019+. But the circumference of the circle is greater than the perimeter of the inscribed polygon; therefore the circumference is greater than 6282.019, of those parts of which the radius contains 1000; or than 3141.009 of the parts of which the radius contains 500, or the diameter contains 10 1000. Now, 3141.009 has to 1000 a greater ratio than 3+ to 1; therefore the circumference of the circle has a greater ratio to the 10 71 diameter than 3+ has to 1; that is, the excess of the circumference above three times the diameter is greater than ten of those parts of which the diameter contains 71; and it has already been shewn to be less than ten of those of which the diameter contains 70. Therefore, &c. Q. E. D. COR. 1. Hence the diameter of a circle being given, the circumference may be found nearly, by making as 7 to 22, so the given diameter to a fourth proportional, which will be greater than the circumfer 10 ence. And if as 1 to 3+ or as 71 to 223, so the given diameter 71' to a fourth proportional, this will be nearly equal to the circumference, but will be less than it, 1 COR. 2. Because the difference between - and 7 10 1 497 of the diame fore the lines found by these proportions differ by ter. Therefore the difference of either of them from the circumference must be less than the 497th part of the diameter. COR. 3. As 7 to 22, so the square of the radius to the area of the circle nearly. For it has been shewn, that (1. Cor. 5. 1. Sup.) the diameter of a circle is to its circumference as the square of the radius to the area of the circle; but the diameter is to the circumference nearly as 7 to 22, therefore the square of the radius is to the area of the circle nearly in that same ratio, SCHOLIUM. It is evident that the method employed in this proposition, for finding the limits of the ratio of the circumference to the diameter, may be carried to a greater degree of exactness, by finding the perimeter of an inscribed and of a circumscribed polygon of a greater number of sides than 96. The manner in which the perimeters of such polygons approach nearer to one another, as the number of their sides increases, may be seen from the following Table, which is constructed on the principles explained in the foregoing Proposition, and in which the radius is supposed = 1. The part that is wanting in the numbers of the second column, to make up the entire perimeter of any of the inscribed polygons, is less than unit in the sixth decimal place; and in like manner, the part by which the numbers in the last column exceed the perimeter of any of the circumscribed polygons is less than a unit in the sixth 1 1000000 of the radius. Also, as the num decimal place, that is than bers in the second column, are less than the perimeters of the inscribed polygons, they are each of them less than the circumference, of the circle; and for the same reason, each of those in the third column is greater than the circumference But when the arch of 1 of the circumference is 1. is bisected ten times, the number of sides in the polygon is 6144, and the numbers in the Table differ from one another only by 1000000 part of the radius, and therefore the peri meters of the polygons differ by less than that quantity; and consequently the circumference of the circle, which is greater than the least, and less than the greatest of these numbers, is determined within less than the millioneth part of the radius. Hence also, if R be the radius of any circle, the circumference is greater than RX6.283185, or than 2R×3.141592, but less than 2R X3.141593; and these numbers differ from one another only by a millioneth part of the radius. So also R2+3.141592 is less, and Ra ×3.141593 greater than the area of the circle; and these numbers differ from one another only by a millioneth part of the square of the radius. In this way, also, the circumference and the area of the circle may be found still nearer to the truth; but neither by this, nor by any other method yet known to geometers, can they be exactly determined, though the errors of both may be reduced to a less quantity tham any that can be assigned. ELEMENTS GEOMETRY. SUPPLEMENT. BOOK II. OF THE INTERSECTION OF PLANES. A DEFINITIONS. I STRAIGHT line is perpendicular or at right angles to a plane, when it makes right angles with every straight line which it meets in that plane. 11. A plane is perpendicular to a plane, when the straight lines drawn in one of the planes perpendicular to the common section of the two planes, are perpendicular to the other plane. III. The inclination of a straight line to a plane is the acute angle con tained by that straight line, and another drawn from the point in which the first line meets the plane, to the point in which, a perpendicular to the plane, drawn from any point of the first line, meets the same plane. IV. The angle made by two planes which cut one another, is the angle contained by two straight lines drawn from any, the same point in the line of their common section, at right angles to that line, the one, in the one plane, and the other, in the other. Of the two adjacent angles made by two lines drawn in this manner, that which îs acute is also called the inclination of the planes to one another. 1 SUPPLEMENT TO THE ELEMENTS, &c. 18.1 V. Two planes are said to have the same, or a like inclination to one another, which two other planes have, when the angles of inclination above defined are equal to one another. VI. Astraight line is said to be parallel to a plane, when it does not meet the plane, though produced ever so far. VII. Planes are said to be parallel to one another, which do not meet, though produced ever so far. VIII. A solid angle is an angle made by the meeting of more than two plane angles, which are not in the same plane in one point. PROP. 1. THEOR. One part of a straight line cannot be in a plane and another part about it. If it be possible, let AB, part of the straight line ABC be in the plane, C and the part BC above it: and since AB, which is impossible (Cor. def. 3. 1.). Therefore ABC is not a straight line. Wherefore one part, &c. Q. E. D. t PROP. II. THEOR. Any three straight lines which meet one another, not in the same point, are in one plane. Let the three straight lines AB, CD, CB meet one another in the points B, C and E; AB, CD, CB are in one plane. Let any plane pass through the straight line EB, and let the plane be turned about EB, produced, if necessary, until it pass through the point C: Then, because the points E, C are in this plane, the straight line EC is in it (def. 5. 1.): for the same reason, the straight line BC is in the same ; and, by the hypothesis, EB is in it; therefore the three straight lines EC, CB, BE are in one plane: but the whole of the lines DC, A C D E B |