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Secondly. If the perpendicular falls without the triangle, we shall have AC2-AB2+BC2+2BC x BD; hence AC2-AB-BC2

BD=

B

2BC But in the right-angled triangle BAD, D Rx BD we still have cos ABD; and the angle ABD being AB supplemental to ABC, or B, we have

Rx BD

cos B-cos ABD:

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or by substituting the value of BD,

9

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AB2+BC-AC2

2AB × BC
X

AB

hence by substituting the value of BD, we shall again have AB2+ BC2-AC?"

cos B=Rx

2AB × BC

2sin A-R2-R2 ×

Scholium. Let A, B, C, be the three angles of any triangle ; a, b, c, the sides respectively opposite them: by the theorem, a2+c2-b2

we shall have cos B=R×

2ac

And the same principle, when applied to each of the other two angles, will, in like manb2+c2—a2 a2+b2--c2 ner give cos A=R× 2ab

2

and cos C-Rx
9
2bc

Either of these formulas may readily be reduced to one in which the computation can be made by logarithms.

Recurring to the formula R-R cos A=2 sin A (Art. XXIII.), or 2sin2A=R-RcosA, and substituting for cosA, we shall have

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a2-(b-c)2
2bc

b2+c2-a2

2bc R2x2bc-R2(b2 + c2—a2) 2bc

=R2 ×

A

=R2 x

(a+b—c) (a+c—b)

2bc

sin 3A=R √ ((a + b—c) (a+c—b)

+c—b)).

4bc

a2—b2—c2+2bc

2bc

sin }A=R √ ((P—b) (p—c)).

Hence

For the sake of brevity, put

(a+b+c)=p, or a+b+c=2p: we have a+b—c=2p—2c,

a+c—b=2p—2b; hence

THEOREM V.

C-A
2

In every rectilineal triangle, the sum of two sides is to their difference as the tangent of half the sum of the angles opposite those sides, to the tangent of half their difference.

For. AB: BC:: sin C: sin A (Theorem III.). Hence, AB+BC: AB-BC :: sin C+ sin A: sin C-sin A. But C+A sinC+sin A: sin C-sin A:: tang

2

(Art. XXIV.); hence,

C+A

2

A.

tang

AB+BC: AB-BC :: tang

the property we had to demonstrate.

With the aid of these five theorems we can solve all the cases of rectilineal trigonometry.

: tang

LOGARITHMS.

C-A
2

B

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C

which is

Scholium. The required part should always be found from the given parts; so that if an error is made in any part of the work, it may not affect the correctness of that which follows.

SOLUTION OF RECTILINEAL TRIANGLES BY MEANS OF

It has already been remarked, that in order to abridge the calculations which are necessary to find the unknown parts of a triangle, we use the logarithms of the parts instead of the parts themselves.

Since the addition of logarithms answers to the multiplication of their corresponding numbers, and their subtraction to the division of their numbers; it follows, that the logarithm of the fourth term of a proportion will be equal to the sum of the logarithms of the second and third terms, diminished by the logarithm of the first term.

Instead, however, of subtracting the logarithm of the first term from the sum of the logarithms of the second and third terms, it is more convenient to use the arithmetical complement of the first term.

The arithmetical complement of a logarithm is the number which remains after subtracting the logarithm from 10. Thus 10-9.274687=0.725313: hence, 0.725313 is the arithmetical complement of 9.27 4687.

It is now to be shown that, the difference between two logarithms is truly found, by adding to the first logarithm the arithmetical complement of the logarithm to be subtracted, and diminishing their sum by 10.

Let

a the first logarithm.

b= the logarithm to be subtracted.

c = 10-b-the arithmetical complement of b.

Now, the difference between the two logarithms will be expressed by a-b. But from the equation c-10-b, we have c-10-b: hence if we substitute for b its value, we shall have

which agrees with the enunciation.

When we wish the arithmetical compleinent of a logarithni, we may write it directly from the tables, by subtracting the left hand figure from 9, then proceeding to the right, subtract each figure from 9, till we reach the last significant figure, which must be taken from 10: this will be the same as taking the logarithm from 10.

Ex. From 3.274107 take 2.104729.

Common method.

3.274107

2.104729

ab=a+c10,

Diff. 1.169378

By ar.-comp.

3.274107

ar.-comp. 7.895271

sum 1.169378 after re

jecting the 10.

We therefore have, for all the proportions of trigonometry, the following

RULE.

Add together the arithmetical complement of the logarithm of the the first term, the logarithm of the second term, and the logarithm of the third term, and their sum after rejecting 10, will be the logarithm of the fourth term. And if any expression occurs in which the arithmetical complement is twice used, 20 must be rejected from the sum.

SOLUTION OF RIGHT ANGLED TRIANGLES.

ΤΑ

с

Let A be the right angle of the proposed right angled triangle, B and C the other two angles; let a be the hypothenuse, b the side opposite the angle B, c the side opposite the angle C. Here we must consider that the B two angles C and B are complements of each other; and that consequently, according to the different cases, we are entitled to assume sin C=cos B, sin B=cos C, and likewise tang B= cot C, tang C=cot B. This being fixed, the unknown parts of a right angled triangle may be found by the first two theorems; or if two of the sides are given, by means of the property, that the square of the hypothenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides.

As hyp. a
To side b

So is R

To sin B

Ex. 1. In the right angled triangle BCA, there are given the hypothenuse a=250, and the side b=240; required the other parts.

As hyp. a

To side b
So is R

To cos C

or,

When logarithms are used, it is most convenient to write the proportion thus,

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R sin B: a b (Theorem I.).
ab R : sin B.

250

240

EXAMPLES.

250

240

7.602060 2.380211 10.000000

73° 44′ 23′′ (after rejecting 10) 9.982271

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But the angle C=90°—B=90°—73° 44′ 23′′=16° 15′ 37′′ ›r, C might be found by the proportion,

ar.-comp.

log.

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ar.-comp. log.

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16° 15′ 37′′

To find the side c, we say,
log.

ar. comp.

a

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Or the side c might be found from the equation a2= b2+c2.

For,

hence,

c2=a2—b3=(a+b) × (a—b) :

2 log. c=log. (a+b)+log. (a—b), or
log. c=log. (a+b)+log. (a—b)
a+b=250+240=490

a-b-250-240-10

To side

Log.c 70

Ex. 2. In the right angled triangle BCA, there are given, sideb=384 yards, and the angle B=53° 8′ : required the other parts.

or,

As tang B 53° 8'
is to

R
So is side b 384

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To find the third side c.

R tang B::c: b (Theorem II.)
tang BR:: b: c. Hence,

ar.-comp.

c 287.965

log. 2.690196

1.000000

2) 3.690196 1.845098

R sin B:

:

log. 9.875010

10.000000

2.584331

2.459341

Note. When the logarithm whose arithmetical complement is to be used, exceeds 10, take the arithmetical complement with reference to 20 and reject 20 from the sum.

To find the hypothenuse a.

a b (Theorem I.). Hence, ar. comp. log.

0.096892

10.000000

2.584331

2.681223

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As sin B 53° 8'

Is to R

So is side b 384

To hyp. a 479.98

Ex. 3. In the right angled triangle BAC, there are given, side c=195, angle B=47° 55',

required the other parts.

Ans. Angle C=42° 05′, a=290.953, b=215.937.

SOLUTION OF RECTILINEAL TRIANGLES IN GENERAL.

Let A, B, C be the three angles of a proposed rectilineal tri angle; a, b, c, the sides which are respectively opposite them; the different problems which may occur in determining three of these quantities by means of the other three, will all be redu cible to the four following cases.

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