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Cor. 2. If a straight line in a plane be prolonged, its prolongation lies wholly in that same plane.
For it was shown in Prop. XIII above) that if any two points in a plane be joined, both the straight line between them and its prolongation either way, shall lie wholly in that plane.
COR. 3. A circle may be described about any centre, and with
For a plane of unlimited extent (as by Cor. 1 above) may be made to pass through the proposed centre, and turned till it also pass through the other extremity of the proposed radius; by the revolution of the radius in which plane, a circle will be described.
Cor. 4. All the radii of the same circle are equal. And circles that have equal radii, are equal.
For in the same circle, the straight line by the revolution of
which the circle was described can be made to coincide with all •INTERC. 1. of the radii respectively; wherefore the radii are all* equal.
And if two circles have equal radii, the two extremities of any radius of the one may be applied to the two extremities of any radius of the other; and because these two straight lines coincide,
the figures described by their revolution about the same point will +I.Nom.14. coincide also, and coinciding will bet equal.
CoR. 5. A straight line from the centre of a circle to a point
outside, coincides with the circumference only in a point. INTERC.10. For if about the centre of the circle be described a sphere with Cor. 6.
a radius equal to the radius of the circle, the straight line from *INTERC.10. the centre coincides* with the surface only in a point. And Cor.9.
because the circle (as being described with the same radius) lies in the surface of the sphere and no where else; the straight line which coincides with the surface only in one point, can coincide with the circle only in that same point.
THEOREM.—Any three points are in the same plane. [That is
to say, one plane may be made to pass through them all.]
First Case. If the three points are in one straight line, any +INTERC.13. planet surface that is made to pass through the two extreme, will Nom.
also pass through the other; for the whole of the straight line will lie in that surface.
Second Case; where the three points are
A not in one straight line, but in some other
B situation, as A, B, C.
If then a plane be made to pass through two of the points as *INTERC. 2. B and C, it may be* turned about them till it also passes through Cor.
the other point A.
And by parity of reasoning, the like may be done in every other instance. Wherefore, universally, through any three points, one plane may be made to pass. Which was to be demonstrated.
CoR. 1. Any three points which are not in the same straight INTERC.12. line being joined, the straight lines which are the sides of thet Cor. 7.
three-sided figure that is formed lie all in one plane.
For (by Prop. XIV. above) a plane may be made to pass through the three points. And the straight lines joining them will lie wholly in that plane.
Cor. 2. Any two straight lines which proceed from the same point, lie wholly in one plane.
For (by Cor. 1 above) a plane may be made to pass through the point in which they meet, and also through their two other extreme points. And the straight lines between these points, will lie wholly in such plane.
Cor. 3. If three points in one plane (which are not in the same straight. line) are made to coincide with three points in another plane, the planes shall coincide throughout, to any extent to which they may be prolonged.
For because the three points are in each of the two planes, the Interc:12. straight lines which join them and formf a three-sided figure will Cor. 7.
lie wholly in each of the planes; and consequently the planes will coincide throughout the straight lines which form the sides of such figure. But if the planes do not also coincide in all that is within the figure, then from two points [among the points in which the planes coincide], may be drawn two straight lines (one in each of the planes, in the parts where they do not coincide], which shall inclose a space,
And if they do not further coincide in all that is without the figure, then two straight lines may be drawn [one in each of the planes, in the parts where they do not coincide], which shall have a common segment [in the part wherein the two planes coincide]. Each of which is impossible.
END OF THE INTERCALARY BOOK.
of matters and propositions which have been usually received
without proof under the title of Axioms, Postulates, &c.,
(Intended to enable such as postpone the reading of the Intercalary Book, to proceed as if the same had been prefixed under the title of Axioms, Postulates, &c.)
Воок. Prop. 1.
Magnitudes which are equal to the same, are equal to one
another. Prop. 1. Cor. 1.
If of equals, one be equal to some thing else, the rest are
severally equal to the same. Prop. 1. Cor. 2.
If of equals, one be greater, or less, than some thing else; the rest are severally greater, or less, than the same. Or if some thing be greater, or less, than one ; it is greater, or less, than
each of the others also. Prop. 1. Cor. 3.
Magnitudes which are equal to equals, are equal to one
another. Prop. 1. Cor.4.
Of magnitudes, if to equals be added the same, the sums are
equal. Prop. 1. Cor. 5.
If equals be added to equals, the sums are equal. Prop. 1. Cor.6.
If unequals be added to equals, the sums are unequal. And
that sum is greatest, in which the unequal was greatest. Prop. 1. Cor.7.
If equals be taken from equals, the remainders are equal. Prop. 1. Cor. 8.
If equals be taken from unequals, the remainders are unequal. And that remainder is greatest, in which the unequal was greatest.
47 Воок. . Prop. 1. Cor.9. If unequals be taken from equals, the remainders are unequal.
And that remainder is least, in which the unequal was greatest, Prop. 1. Cor.10. Magnitudes which are double of the same or of equal magni
tudes, are equal to one another. And so if, instead of the double,
they are the treble, quadruple, or any other equimultiples. Prop. 1. Cor. 11
The double of a greater magnitude is greater than the double
of a less. And so of any other equimultiples. Prop.1. Cor.12.
Magnitudes which are balf of the same or of equal magnitudes, are equal to one another. And so if, instead of the half,
they are the third, fourth, or any other equipartites. Prop.1. Cor.13.
The half of a greater magnitude is greater than the half of a
less. And so of any other equipartites. > Prop. 1. Cor. 14.
If the doubles of two or more magnitudes be added together, the
amount is double of the sum of the magnitudes. And so of any See Note.
other equimultiples. Prop.1. Cor.15.
If there be two unequal magnitudes, and from the double of the greater be taken the double of the less ; the remainder is
double of the difference of the magnitudes. And so of any other See Note. equimultiples Prop.1. Cor.17. Any given magnitude may be multiplied, [that is to say, mag
nitudes equal to it may be added one to another], so as at length to become greater than any other given magnitude of the same
kind which shall have been specified. Prop. 2. Cor. Any solid, surface, line, or figure, may be turned about any
one point or about any two points, in it; such point or points
remaining unmoved. „Prop. 9. From one of two assigned points to the other, to describe
a line, which being turned about its extreme points, every point in it shall be without change of place. Such a line is called a straight line.
A body or figure which is turned about two points in it that are also the
tatremities of a straight line, (inasmuch as the whole of the straight line remains without change of place) is said to be turned round such straight line. When from any point to any other point, a straight line is described or made to pass ; the two points are said to be joined. If to a straight line addition is made at either end, in such manner that
the whole continues to be a straight line, the original straight line is See Note.
said to be prolonged, and the part added is called its prolongation.
RECAPITULATION. Воок. . Prop. 9. Cor. A straight line may be described or made to pass from any
one point to any other point. Prop. 10. Between two points there cannot be more than one straight line. Prop. 10.Cor.1. Two straight lines cannot inclose a space. Prop. 10. Cor. 2. Any portion of a straight line is also a straight line. Prop.12. Two straight lines, which are not in one and the same line, See Note. cannot have a common segment. Prop.12.Cor.1. If any two points in one straight line coincide with two points
in another, the two straight lines shall coincide with one another to the extent of the length that is common to both, and be one and
the same straight line throughout. Prop. 12.Cor.2.
If two straight lines cut one another, they coincide only in a
point. Prop.12. Cor.3.
Any straight line may be applied to any other, so that they
shall coincide to the extent of the length common to both. Prop.12. Cor.6. A terminated straight line may be prolonged to any length in
a straight line.
When a straight line is said to be of unlimited length, the meaning is,
that no point is assigned at which it shall be held to be terminated, but on the contrary it shall without further notice be considered as
prolonged to any extent a motive may ever arise for desiring. Prop. 12.Cor.7.
Any three points (which are not in the same straight line) being joined, there shall be formed a three-sided figure; and no point in any one side, shall coincide with any point in either of
the other sides, except the points which were joined. Prop. 13.
To describe a surface in which any two points being taken, the straight line between them lies wholly in that surface. Such a surface is called a plane surface; or when no particular boundaries to it are intended to be specified, a plane.
If to a plane surface addition is made in any direction, in such
manner that the whole continues to be a plane surface, the original plane surface is said to be prolonged, and the part added is called its prolongation. A figure which lies wholly in one plane, is called a plane figure. The whole plane surface within the boundaries of a plane figure which is bounded on all sides, is called the area of the figure ; and its whole linear boundary, of whatever kind or composition, is called the perimeter.