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Title: Marks' first lessons in geometry
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MARKS’
FIRST LESSONS IN GEOMETRY.
IN TWO PARTS.
OBJECTIVELY PRESENTED,
AND DESIGNED FOR
THE USE OF PRIMARY CLASSES IN GRAMMAR SCHOOLS, ACADEMIES, ETC.
BY
BERNHARD MARKS,
PRINCIPAL OF LINCOLN SCHOOL, SAN FRANCISCO.
NEW YORK:
PUBLISHED BY IVISON, PHINNEY, BLAKEMAN, & CO.
PHILADELPHIA: J. B. LIPPINCOTT & CO.
CHICAGO: S.C. GRIGGS & CO.
1869.
Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1868, by
BERNHARD MARKS,
In the Clerk’s Office of the District Court of the United States for the
District of California.
Geo. C. Rand & Avery, Electrotypers and Printers,
3 Cornhill, Boston.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
PREFACE.
How it ever came to pass that Arithmetic should be taught to the extent
attained in the grammar schools of the civilized world, while Geometry
is almost wholly excluded from them, is a problem for which the author
of this little book has often sought a solution, but with only this
result; viz., that Arithmetic, being considered an elementary branch, is
included in all systems of elementary instruction; but Geometry, being
regarded as a higher branch, is reserved for systems of advanced
education, and is, on that account, reached by but very few of the many
who need it.
The error here is fundamental. Instead of teaching the _elements of all
branches_, _we teach elementary branches_ much too exhaustively.
The elements of Geometry are much easier to learn, and are of more value
when learned, than advanced Arithmetic; and, if a boy is to leave school
with merely a grammar-school education, he would be better prepared for
the active duties of life with a _little_ Arithmetic and _some_
Geometry, than with _more_ Arithmetic and _no_ Geometry.
Thousands of boys are allowed to leave school at the age of fourteen or
sixteen years, and are sent into the carpenter-shop, the machine-shop,
the mill-wright’s, or the surveyor’s office, stuffed to repletion with
Interest and Discount, but so utterly ignorant of the merest elements of
Geometry, that they could not find the centre of a circle already
described, if their lives depended upon it.
Unthinking persons frequently assert that young children are incapable
of reasoning, and that the truths of Geometry are too abstract in their
nature to be apprehended by them.
To these objections, it may be answered, that any ordinary child, five
years of age, can deduce the conclusion of a syllogism if it understands
the terms contained in the propositions; and that nothing can be more
palpable to the mind of a child than forms, magnitudes, and directions.
There are many teachers who imagine that the perceptive faculties of
children should be cultivated _exclusively_ in early youth, and that the
reason should be addressed only at a later period.
It is certainly true that perception should receive a larger share of
attention than the other faculties during the first school years; but it
is equally certain that _no_ faculty can be safely disregarded, even for
a time. The root does not attain maturity before the stem appears;
neither does the stem attain its growth before its branches come forth
to give birth in turn to leaves; but root, stem, and leaves are found
simultaneously in the youngest plant.
That the reason may be profitably addressed through the medium of
Geometry at as early an age as seven years is asserted by no less an
authority than President Hill of Harvard College, who says, in the
preface to his admirable little Geometry, that a child seven years old
may be taught Geometry more easily than one of fifteen.
The author holds that this science should be taught in all primary and
grammar schools, for the same reasons that apply to all other branches.
One of these reasons will be stated here, because it is not sufficiently
recognized even by teachers. It is this:—
The prime object of school instruction is to place in the hands of the
pupil the means of continuing his studies without aid after he leaves
school. The man who is not a student of some part of God’s works cannot
be said to live a rational life. It is the proper business of the school
to do for each branch of science exactly what _is_ done for reading.
Children are taught to read, not for the sake of what is contained in
their readers, but that they may be able to read all through life, and
thereby fulfil one of the requirements of civilized society. So, enough
of each branch of science should be taught to enable the pupil to pursue
it after leaving school.
If this view is correct, it is wrong to allow a pupil to reach the age
of fourteen years without knowing even the alphabet of Geometry. He
should be taught at least how to _read_ it.
It certainly does seem probable, that if the youth who now leave school
with so much Arithmetic, and no Geometry, were taught the first
rudiments of the science, thousands of them would be led to the study of
the higher mathematics in their mature years, by reason of those
attractions of Geometry which Arithmetic does not possess.
TO THE PROFESSIONAL READER.
This little book is constructed for the purpose of instructing large
classes, and with reference to being used also by teachers who have
themselves no knowledge of Geometry.
The first statement will account for the many, and perhaps seemingly
needless, repetitions; and the second, for the _suggestive_ style of
some of the questions in the lessons which _develop_ the matter
contained in the review-lessons.
Attention is respectfully directed to the following points:—
First the particular, then the general. See page 25.
Why is _m n g_ an acute angle?
What is an acute angle?
Here the attention is directed first to this particular angle; then this
is taken as an example of its kind, and the idea generalized by
describing the class. See also page 29.
Why are the lines _e f_ and _g h_ said to be parallel?
When are lines said to be parallel?
Many of the questions are intended to test the vividness of the pupil’s
conception. See page 29.
Also page 78. If the circumference were divided into 360 equal parts,
would each arc be large or small?
Many of the questions are intended to test the attention of the pupil.
The thing is not to be recognized by the definition; but the definition
is to be a description of the thing, a description of the conception
brought to the mind of the pupil by means of the name.
CONTENTS.
PART I.
LINES 9
POINTS 9
CROOKED LINES 10
CURVED LINES 11
STRAIGHT LINES 11
OTHER LINES 11
POSITIONS OF LINES 14
ANGLES 17
RELATIONS OF ANGLES 20
ADJACENT ANGLES 20
VERTICAL ANGLES 21
KINDS OF ANGLES 23
RIGHT ANGLES 23
ACUTE ANGLES 24
OBTUSE ANGLES 24
RELATIONS OF LINES 27
PERPENDICULAR LINES 27
PARALLEL LINES 28
OBLIQUE LINES 28
INTERIOR ANGLES 30
EXTERIOR ANGLES 31
OPPOSITE ANGLES 32
ALTERNATE ANGLES 33
PROBLEMS RELATING TO ANGLES 38
POLYGONS 40
TRIANGLES 44
ISOSCELES TRIANGLES 48
PROBLEMS RELATING TO TRIANGLES 53
QUADRILATERALS 55
PARALLELOGRAMS 59
COMPARISON AND CONTRAST OF FIGURES 62
MEASUREMENT OF SURFACES 66
PROBLEMS RELATING TO SURFACES 71
THE CIRCLE AND ITS LINES 73
ARCS AND DEGREES 78
PARTS OF THE CIRCLE 82
PART II.
AXIOMS AND THEOREMS.
AXIOMS. ILLUSTRATED 85
THEOREMS. ILLUSTRATED 88
FIRST LESSONS IN GEOMETRY.
PART FIRST.
LESSON FIRST.
LINES.
NOTE TO THE TEACHER.—In all the development-lessons, the pupils are
to be occupied with the diagrams, and not with the printed matter.
See Note A, Appendix.
Refer to DIAGRAM 1, and show that
What are here drawn are intended to represent _length_ only.
They have a little width, that they may be seen.
They are called _lines_.
_A line is that which has length only._
POINTS
Show that
Position is denoted by a point.
It occupies no space.
It has _some_ size, that it may be seen.
The ends of a line are points.
A line may be regarded as a succession of points.
The intersection of two lines is a point.
A point is named by placing a letter near it.
[Illustration: Diagram 1.]
A point may be represented by a dot. The point is in the center of the
dot.
_A point is that which denotes position only._
A line is named by naming the points at its ends.
Read all the lines in Diagram 1.
CROOKED LINES.
See Note B, Appendix.
Does the line _m_ _n_ change direction at the point 1?
At what other points does it change direction?
It is called a crooked line.
_A crooked line is one that changes direction at_ some _of its
points_.
CURVED LINES.
The line _o p_ changes direction at every point.
It is called a curved line.
_A curved line is one that changes direction at_ every _point_.
STRAIGHT LINES.
Does the line _i j_ change direction at any point?
It is called a straight line.
_A straight line is one that does_ not _change direction at any
point_.
OTHER LINES.
The line _q r_ winds about a line.
It is called a _spiral line_.
The line _w x_ winds about a point.
It also is called a spiral line.
_A spiral line is one that winds about a line or point._
The line 7 8[1] looks like waves.
Footnote 1:
To be read seven, eight, not seventy-eight.
It is called a wave line.
* * * * *
What kind of a line is _a b_?
Why? What is a straight line?
What kind of a line is 11 16?
Why? What is a crooked line?
What kind of a line is _o p_?
Why? What is a curved line?
What kind of a line is _s t_?
Why?
What kind of a line is 9 10?
Why? What is a spiral line?
What kind of a line is _w x_?
Why?
LESSON SECOND.
REVIEW.
Read all the straight lines. (DIAGRAM 2.)
Why is _m n_ a straight line?
Define a straight line.
Read all the crooked lines.
Why is 7 8 a crooked line?
Define a crooked line.
Read all the curved lines.
Why is 5 6 a curved line?
What is a curved line?
Read all the wave lines.
Read all the spiral lines.
Why is 3 4 a spiral line?
Why is _u v_ a spiral line?
What is a spiral line?
[Illustration: Diagram 2.]
[Illustration: Diagram 3.]
LESSON THIRD.
POSITIONS OF LINES.
Let the pupils hold their books so that they will be straight up and
down like the wall.
VERTICAL LINES.
The straight line _a b_ points to the center of the earth. (DIAGRAM
3.)
It is called a vertical line.
Name all the vertical lines.
_A vertical line is a straight line that points to the center of the
earth._
HORIZONTAL LINES.
The straight line _o p_ points to the horizon.
It is called a horizontal line.
Read all the horizontal lines.
_A horizontal line is a straight line that points to the horizon._
OBLIQUE LINES.
The line _s t_ points neither to the center of the earth nor to the
horizon.
It is called an oblique line.
Read all the oblique lines.
_An oblique line is a straight line that points neither to the
horizon nor to the center of the earth._
NOTE.—After going through with the lessons on angles, the pupils may
be told that oblique lines are so called because they form oblique
angles with the horizon.
LESSON FOURTH.
REVIEW.
Read all the vertical lines. (DIAGRAM 4.)
Why is _q r_ a vertical line?
What is a vertical line?
Read all the horizontal lines.
Why is 5 6 a horizontal line?
Define a horizontal line.
Read all the oblique lines.
Why is _s t_ an oblique line.
What is an oblique line?
NOTE.—Lines that point in the same direction do not approach the
same point.
[Illustration: Diagram 4.]
[Illustration: Diagram 5.]
LESSON FIFTH.
ANGLES.
Do the lines _a b_ and _c d_ (DIAGRAM 5.) point in the same direction?
(See note, page 15.)
Then they form an _angle_ with each other.
What other line forms an angle with _a b_?
Which of the two lines _c d_, _e f_, has the greater difference of
direction from the line _a b_?
Then which one forms the greater angle with _a b_?
What line forms a still greater angle with the line _a b_?
_An angle is the difference of direction of two straight lines._
If the lines _a b_, _e f_, were made longer, would their direction be
changed?
Then would there be any greater or less difference of direction?
Then would the angles formed by them be any greater or less?
Then does the _size_ of an angle depend upon the length of the lines
that form it?
If the lines _a b_, _e f_, were shortened, would the angle formed by
them be any smaller?
If two lines form an angle with each other, and meet, the point of
meeting is called the vertex.
What is the vertex of the angle formed by the lines _k j_, _i j_?—_i
j_, _i l_?
An angle is named by three letters, that which denotes the vertex
being in the middle. Thus, the angle formed by _k j_, _i j_, is read
_k j i_, or _i j k_.
Read the four angles formed by the lines _m n_ and _o p_.
The eight formed by _r s_, _t u_, and _v w_.
LESSON SIXTH.
REVIEW.
Read all the lines that form angles with the line _a b_. (DIAGRAM 6.)
Which of them forms the greatest angle with it?
[Illustration: Diagram 6.]
Which the least?
Of the two lines _c d_, _g h_, which forms the greater angle with _e
f_?
Read all the angles whose vertices are at _o_ on _i j_.
Which angle is the greater, _l o m_, or _m o j_?—_i o k_, or _i o
l_?—_l o j_, or _m o j_?
Read all the angles formed by the lines _v w_ and _x y_.
Read all the angles above the line _n p_.
Below the line _n p_. Above the line _q r_.
At the right of the line 5 _u_.
At the left. At the right of the line _s t_.
At the left of the line _s t_.
Which angle is the greater, _n_ 1 3, or _n_ 2 4?
If the lines _x y_ and _v w_ were lengthened or produced, would the
angles _v z x_, _y z w_ be any greater?
If they were shortened, would the angles be any less?
What is an angle?
Does the size of an angle depend upon the length of the lines which
form it?
[Illustration: Diagram 7.]
LESSON SEVENTH.
RELATIONS OF ANGLES.
ADJACENT ANGLES.
Are the angles _a e c_, _c e b_ (DIAGRAM 7.), on the same side of any
line? What line?
By what other straight line are they both formed?
Then, because they are both on the same side of the same straight line
_a b_, and are both formed by the second straight line _c d_, they
are called “_adjacent angles_.”
The angles _c e b_, _b e d_ are both on the same side of what straight
line?
They are both formed by what second straight line?
Then what kind of angles are they?
Why are they called adjacent angles?
Read the adjacent angles below the line _a b_. Below the line _c d_.
How many pairs of adjacent angles can be formed by two straight lines?
Read all the adjacent angles formed by the lines _l m_ and _n p_.
VERTICAL ANGLES.
Are the angles _a e c_, _b e d_ formed by the same straight lines?
Are they adjacent angles?
They are called “vertical angles.”
Vertical angles are angles formed by the same straight lines, but not
adjacent to each other.
Read the other pair of vertical angles formed by the lines _a b_, _c
d_.
Read all the vertical angles formed by the lines _f g_, _i h_. By _l
m_, _n p_.
Why are the angles _l o n_, _n o m_ adjacent angles?
Why are the angles _l o n_, _p o m_ vertical angles?
[Illustration: Diagram 8.]
LESSON EIGHTH.
REVIEW.
Read the pairs of adjacent angles above the line _a b_. (DIAGRAM 8.)
Why are they adjacent?
What are adjacent angles?
Read the adjacent angles below the line _a b_.
On the right of the line _c d_. On the left.
How many pairs of adjacent angles are formed by the intersection of
two lines.
Read the pairs of adjacent angles formed by the lines _f g_ and _i h_.
Read all the adjacent angles formed by the lines _l m_, _n p_.
Read all the pairs of vertical angles formed by the lines _a b_, _c
d_.
Why are _c e b_ and _a e d_ called vertical angles?
What are vertical angles?
Read all the pairs of vertical angles formed by the lines _h i_, _f
g_.
How many pairs of vertical angles are formed by the intersection of
two lines?
Read all the pairs of vertical angles formed by the lines _l m_, _n
p_.
LESSON NINTH.
KINDS OF ANGLES.
RIGHT ANGLES.
What do we call the angles _a o c_, _c o b_? (DIAGRAM 9.)
Are they equal to each other?
Then they are called _right angles_.
_A right angle is one of two adjacent angles that are equal to each
other._
Are the adjacent angles _c o b_, _b o d_ equal to each other?
Then what are they called?
Read the right angles below the line _a b_. On the left of _c d_.
Read three right angles whose vertices are at _p_.
[Illustration: Diagram 9.]
ACUTE ANGLES.
Is the angle _m p q_ greater or less than the right angle _m p r_?
Then it is called an _acute angle_.
_An acute angle is one which is less than a right angle._
Read four acute angles whose vertices are at _p_.
Acute means sharp.
Why is _r p s_ an acute angle?
What is an acute angle?
OBTUSE ANGLES.
Is the angle _m p s_ greater or less than the right angle _m p r_?
Then it is called an _obtuse angle_.
_An obtuse angle is one which is greater than a right angle._
What other obtuse angle has its vertex at _p_?
Obtuse means blunt.
Read three obtuse angles whose vertices are at _x_.
Acute and obtuse angles are also called oblique angles.
LESSON TENTH.
REVIEW.
Read all the right angles formed by the lines _a b_ and _c d_.
(DIAGRAM 10.)
Why are the adjacent angles _c e b_, _b e d_, right angles?
What is a right angle?
Read four right angles whose vertices are at _n_.
Which is the greater, the right angle _p q r_, or the right angle _t s
u_?
Can one right angle be greater than another?
Read six acute angles whose vertices are at _n_.
Why is _m n g_ an acute angle?
What is an acute angle?
Which is greater, the acute angle _m n g_, or the acute angle _l n m_?
May one acute angle be greater than another?
What three acute angles are equal to one right angle?
[Illustration: Diagram 10.]
Which of the two acute angles _v f w_, _y x z_ is the greater?
Read four obtuse angles whose vertices are at _n_.
Why is _f n m_ an obtuse angle?
What is an obtuse angle?
What does obtuse mean? Acute?
By what other name are both called?
Which is greater, the large acute angle 1 4 2, or the small obtuse
angle 1 4 3?
How much greater than the right angle is the obtuse angle _f n l_?
How much less than a right angle is _f n i_?
[Illustration: Diagram 11.]
LESSON ELEVENTH.
RELATIONS OF LINES.
PERPENDICULAR LINES.
What kind of angles do the lines _a b_ and _c d_ make with each other?
(DIAGRAM 11.)
Then they are perpendicular to each other.
What line is perpendicular to _x y_?
Why is it perpendicular to it?
What line is perpendicular to _z_ 1?
When is a line said to be perpendicular to another?
Can a line standing alone be properly called a perpendicular line?
What two lines are perpendicular to the lines _r s_?
Is the line _g h_ perpendicular to the line _i j_? Why?
What other line is perpendicular to the line _i j_?
Read three lines that are perpendicular to the line _a b_.
PARALLEL LINES.
Do the lines _k l_, _m n_, differ in direction? Then do they form any
angle with each other?
They are said to be _parallel_ to each other.
Read four other lines that are parallel with _k l_.
What line is parallel with 2 10?
Why?
_Lines are parallel with each other when they do not differ in
direction._
OBLIQUE LINES.
What kind of angles do the lines _u t_ and 8 9 form with each other?
Then they are said to be oblique to each other.
_Lines are oblique to each other when they form oblique angles._
See Note C, Appendix.
[Illustration: Diagram 12.]
LESSON TWELFTH.
REVIEW.
Read five lines that are perpendicular to the line _a b_. (DIAGRAM
12.)
Five that are perpendicular to _c d_.
Two that are perpendicular to _u v_, and meet it. Three that do not
meet it.
Why are _o p_ and _m n_ perpendicular to each other?
When are lines said to be perpendicular to each other?
Read four lines that are parallel with _e f_.
Why are the lines _e f_ and _g h_ said to be parallel to each other?
When are lines said to be parallel to each other?
Read four lines that are parallel to 5 6.
Four that are parallel to _o p_.
Is any line parallel to _u v_?
Can a single line be properly called perpendicular? Parallel?
If two lines are perpendicular to each other, what angle do they form?
If parallel, what angle? If oblique?
[Illustration: Diagram 13.]
LESSON THIRTEENTH.
RELATIONS OF ANGLES.
INTERIOR ANGLES.
Is the angle _a m n_ between the parallels, or outside of them?
(DIAGRAM 13.)
It is called an _interior angle_.
Read three other interior angles between the same parallels.
Why is _b m n_ an interior angle?
_An interior angle is one that lies between parallel lines._
Read the interior angles between the parallel lines _g h_ and _k l_.
Why is _o p l_ an interior angle?
What is an interior angle?
EXTERIOR ANGLES.
Is the angle _a m e_ between the parallels, or outside of them?
It is called an _exterior angle_.
Read three other exterior angles formed by the lines _a b_, _c d_, and
_e f_.
Why is the angle _c n f_ an exterior angle?
_An exterior angle is one that lies outside of the parallels._
LESSON FOURTEENTH.
REVIEW.
Read all the interior angles formed by the lines _a b_, _c d_, and _e
f_.
Why is _m n d_ an interior angle?
What is an interior angle?
Read all the exterior angles formed by the same lines.
Why is _d n f_ an exterior angle?
What is an exterior angle?
Read all interior angles formed by the lines _g h_, _k l_, and _i j_.
All the remaining interior angles in the diagram. All the exterior
angles.
[Illustration: Diagram 14.]
LESSON FIFTEENTH.
RELATIONS OF ANGLES.
OPPOSITE ANGLES.
Are the angles _e m b_, _b m n_, on the same side of the intersecting
line _e f_?
Are they adjacent?
Are _e m b_, _m n d_, on the same side of the intersecting line _e f_?
Are they adjacent?
Then they are called opposite angles.
_Opposite angles lie on the same side of the intersecting line, but
are not adjacent._
Are the angles _e m b_, _f n d_, on the same side of the intersecting
line?
Are they adjacent?
Then are they opposite?
Are they interior or exterior angles?
Then they are “_opposite exterior angles_.”
Why are they exterior?
Why are they opposite?
Are the angles _b m n_, _m n d_, opposite angles?
Are they interior or exterior angles?
Then they are “_opposite interior angles_.”
Why are they opposite? Why interior?
Read the opposite exterior angles on the left of the line _e f_.
Read the opposite interior angles on the same side.
Are the opposite angles _e m a_, _m n c_, both exterior or interior?
Then they are _opposite exterior and interior angles_.
Read two pairs of opposite exterior and interior angles on the right
of _e f_. On the left.
ALTERNATE ANGLES.
Do the angles _b m n_, _m n c_, lie on the same side of the
intersecting line _e f_?
Are they adjacent to each other?
Are they vertical angles?
Then they are alternate angles.
_Alternate angles lie on different sides of the intersecting line,
and are neither adjacent nor vertical._
Are the alternate angles _b m n_, _m n c_, exterior or interior?
Then they are called “_interior alternate angles_.”
Read another pair of interior alternate angles between _a b_ and _c
d_.
Are the angles _e m b_, _c n f_, alternate angles? Why?
Are they exterior or interior?
Then what may they be called?
Read another pair of exterior alternate angles.
Why are _e m a_, _d n f_, alternate angles? Why exterior alternate?
LESSON SIXTEENTH.
REVIEW.
Read the exterior opposite angles on the right of the line _e f_.
(DIAGRAM 14.)
On the left. On the right of _r s_. On the left.
Why are _e m a_, _c n f_, exterior angles?
Why are they opposite angles?
What are opposite angles?
Read the interior opposite angles on the right of the intersecting
line _e f_.
On the left of it. On the right of _r s_. On the left.
Read the interior alternate angles formed by the lines _a b_, _c d_,
and _e f_.
Which pair are acute angles?
Which pair are obtuse angles?
Why are _b m n_, _m n c_, interior angles? Why alternate? What are
alternate angles?
Read the exterior alternate angles of the same lines.
Read the acute interior alternate angles of the parallels _t u_, _v
w_. The obtuse.
The acute exterior alternate angles. Obtuse.
Read the pair of opposite exterior angles on the right of the line _e
f_. On the left.
On the right of _r s_. On the left.
[Illustration: Diagram 15.]
LESSON SEVENTEENTH.
REVIEW.
Read thirteen or more angles whose vertices are at _c_. (DIAGRAM 15.)
Read four obtuse angles.
Read two right angles.
What three acute angles equal one right angle?
Which is greater, the right angle 4, or the right angle 5?
The obtuse angle 6, or the acute angle 7?
Read twelve pairs of adjacent angles formed by the lines _w x_, &c.
Read six pairs of vertical angles formed by the same lines.
Read all the interior angles formed by the lines _i j_, _k l_, and _m
n_.
Read all the exterior angles formed by the same lines.
Two pairs of opposite exterior angles.
Two pairs of opposite interior angles.
Four pairs of opposite exterior and interior angles.
Two pairs of alternate interior angles.
Two pairs of alternate exterior angles.
Why are the angles _i o m_, _m o j_, called adjacent?
What are adjacent angles?
What kind of an angle is _i o m_? Why?
What is an acute angle?
What kind of an angle is _m o j_? Why?
What is an obtuse angle?
Why are _a c f_, _f c b_, right angles?
What is a right angle?
Why are _m o i_, _j o p_, vertical angles?
What are vertical angles?
Why is _m o i_ an exterior angle?
What is an exterior angle?
Why is _j o p_ an interior angle?
What is an interior angle?
Why are _m o i_, _o p k_, opposite angles?
What are opposite angles?
Why are _j o p_, _o p k_, alternate angles?
What are alternate angles?
LESSON EIGHTEENTH.
PROBLEMS.
Draw an obtuse angle which shall be only a little larger than a right
angle.
Draw one which shall be much greater than a right angle.
Draw an acute angle which shall be only a little less than a right
angle.
Draw one which shall be much less than a right angle.
Draw an obtuse angle with lines about one inch long.
Draw an acute angle with sides three inches long.
Which is greater, the obtuse angle, or the acute angle?
Draw a right angle with lines an inch long.
Draw one with lines five inches long.
Which is the greater, first or the second?
[Illustration: Diagram 16.]
LESSON NINETEENTH.
POLYGONS.
Name any thing besides your desk that has a flat surface.
A flat surface is called a plane.
How many sides has the plane Fig. A? (DIAGRAM 16.)
It is called a triangle. “Tri” means “three.”
What other triangles do you see.
Triangles are sometimes called trigons.
_A triangle is a plane figure having three sides._
How many sides has the plane figure marked B? How many angles?
It is called a quadrangle, or quadrilateral. “Quad” denotes “four.”
What other quadrangles do you see?
Why is Fig. B a quadrangle?
_A quadrangle is a plane figure having four sides._
How many sides has the Fig. C?
It is called a _pentagon_.
What other pentagon do you see?
Why is Fig. C a pentagon?
_A pentagon is a plane figure having five sides._
In like manner,—
_A hexagon is a plane figure having six sides._
_A heptagon is a plane figure having seven sides._
An octagon has eight sides.
A nonagon has nine sides.
A decagon has ten sides.
All these figures are called _polygons_.
“Poly” means “many.”
What do you call a polygon of three sides? Of four sides? Of six
sides? &c.
If the length of each side of triangle A is one inch, how long are the
three sides together?
The sum of the sides of a polygon is its perimeter.
Which of the triangles has unequal sides? Which has equal sides?
The latter is called a _regular polygon_.
Which pentagon has one side longer than any one of its other sides?
Which has its sides all equal to each other? Are its angles also
equal?
It is therefore a _regular polygon_, or _regular pentagon_.
Name a hexagon that is not regular.
Name a regular hexagon.
A regular octagon. A regular heptagon.
_A polygon is a plane figure bounded by straight lines._
LESSON TWENTIETH.
REVIEW.
Name all the triangles. (DIAGRAM 16.)
Why is Fig. A a triangle?
What is a triangle?
What other name is sometimes given to triangles?
Name all the quadrilaterals.
Why is Fig. B a quadrilateral?
What is a quadrilateral, or quadrangle?
Name all the pentagons, hexagons, heptagons, octagons, and nonagons.
Why is C a pentagon? What is a pentagon? A hexagon? A heptagon? &c.
How many polygons in the diagram?
What is a polygon?
If each side of Fig. B is one inch, how many inches are there in its
perimeter?
When is a polygon regular?
Name all the regular polygons in diagram 16.
Name all the irregular polygons.
[Illustration: Diagram 17.]
LESSON TWENTY-FIRST.
TRIANGLES.
ACUTE-ANGLED TRIANGLES.
In the triangle 1, what kind of an angle is _b a c_? _a c b_? _c b a_?
(DIAGRAM 17.)
Then it is called an _acute-angled triangle_.
_An acute-angled triangle is one whose angles are all acute._
Read three other acute-angled triangles.
OBTUSE-ANGLED TRIANGLES.
In the triangle 4, what kind of an angle is _l k m_?
Then it is called an _obtuse-angled triangle_.
_An obtuse-angled triangle is one that has one obtuse angle._
Name two others.
RIGHT-ANGLED TRIANGLES.
In the triangle 3, what kind of an angle is _g i j_?
Then it is called a _right-angled triangle_.
_A right-angled triangle is one that has one right angle._
Name three other right-angled triangles.
Upon which side does the triangle 3 seem to stand?
Then _i j_ is called the _base_ of the triangle.
What letter marks the vertex of the angle opposite the base?
Then the point _g_ is said to be the vertex of the triangle.
If, in the triangle 7, we consider _t v_ the base, what point is the
vertex?
If _v_ be considered the vertex, which side will be the base?
In the triangle 3, what side is opposite the right angle?
Then _g j_ is called the _hypothenuse_ of the triangle.
_The hypothenuse of a triangle is the side opposite the right
angle._
Read the hypothenuse of each of the triangles 5, 6, and 11.
Either side about the right angle may be considered the base.
Then the other side will be the perpendicular.
In the triangle 3, if _i j_ is the base, which side is the
perpendicular?
If _g i_ be considered the base, which side is the perpendicular?
In triangle 5, if _n o_ is the base, which side is the perpendicular?
LESSON TWENTY-SECOND.
REVIEW.
Name four acute-angled triangles. (DIAGRAM 17.)
Why is the triangle 8 acute-angled?
What is an acute-angled triangle?
Name three obtuse-angled triangles.
Why is the triangle 9 an obtuse-angled triangle?
What is an obtuse-angled triangle?
Name four right-angled triangles.
Why is the triangle 6 a right-angled triangle?
What is a right-angled triangle?
In the triangle 6, which side is the hypothenuse?
Why?
What is the hypothenuse?
What two sides of the triangle 6 may be regarded as the base?
If _q r_ be considered the base, what do you call the side _q s_?
Read the hypothenuse of each of the triangles 3, 5, 6, and 11.
[Illustration: Diagram 18.]
LESSON TWENTY-THIRD.
TRIANGLES. (_Continued._)
ISOSCELES TRIANGLES.
Of the triangle 1, which two sides are equal to each other?
Then it is called an _isosceles triangle_.
_An isosceles triangle is one that has two equal sides._
Name eight isosceles triangles.
Why is the triangle 2 an isosceles triangle?
What kind of a triangle is it on account of its angles?
Then it is an _acute-angled isosceles triangle_.
Name four acute-angled isosceles triangles.
What kind of a triangle is Fig. 4 on account of the angle _k j l_?
What kind on account of its equal sides?
Then it is called an _obtuse-angled isosceles triangle_.
Name one other obtuse-angled isosceles triangle.
What kind of a triangle is Fig. 6 on account of the angle _q p r_?
What kind on account of its equal sides?
Then it is called a _right-angled isosceles triangle_.
Name one other right-angled isosceles triangle.
Why is Fig. 12 a right-angled triangle? Why isosceles?
EQUILATERAL TRIANGLES.
Which of the isosceles triangles has all its three sides equal to each
other?
It is called an _equilateral triangle_.
“Equi” means “equal.” “Latus” means a “side.”
_An equilateral triangle is one that has its three sides equal to
each other._
What kind of a triangle is Fig. 7 on account of its three equal sides?
What kind on account of its two equal sides _s t_, _s u_, or _t s_, _t
u_, or _u s_, _u t_?
Then must not every equilateral triangle be also isosceles?
What kind of a triangle is Fig. 2 on account of its equal sides _d e_,
_d f_?
If the side _e f_ is longer than either of the other two sides, is it
an equilateral triangle?
Then is every isosceles triangle also equilateral?
Name another isosceles triangle that is _not_ equilateral.
Name one that _is_ equilateral.
In any equilateral triangle the three angles are equal to each other.
On account of its equal angles, it is also called an _equiangular
triangle_.
What is Fig. 8 called on account of its three equal sides? On account
of its three equal angles?
Every equilateral triangle is also equiangular.
Every equiangular triangle is also equilateral.
Name a triangle that has no two sides equal to each other.
It is called a _scalene triangle_.
What kind of a triangle is Fig. 5 on account of its right angle?
What kind on account of its three unequal sides?
Then it is a _right-angled scalene triangle_.
What name can you give Fig. 11 on account of the angle _g e f_?
On account of its three unequal sides?
Then what may it be called?
[Illustration: Diagram 19.]
LESSON TWENTY-FOURTH.
REVIEW.
Name eight isosceles triangles. (DIAGRAM 19.)
Why is Fig. 2 an isosceles triangle?
What is an isosceles triangle?
Name two right-angled isosceles triangles.
Name five acute-angled isosceles triangles.
Name one obtuse-angled isosceles triangle.
Name two isosceles triangles that are also equilateral.
Are all isosceles triangles equilateral?
Name six isosceles triangles that are _not_ equilateral.
What does “equi” mean? “Latus”?
What are equilateral triangles called on account of their equal
angles?
Are all equilateral triangles equiangular?
Are all equiangular triangles equilateral?
What are equilateral triangles?
Name four scalene triangles.
Name two right-angled scalene triangles.
Why is Fig. 3 a right-angled triangle? Why scalene?
What is a scalene triangle?
Name one obtuse-angled scalene triangle.
Name one acute-angled scalene triangle.
PROBLEMS.
From the same point draw two straight lines of any length, making an
acute angle with each other.
Make them equal to each other by measuring.
Join their ends.
What kind of a triangle is it on account of its angles?
On account of its two equal sides?
Write its two names inside of it.
Draw an isosceles triangle whose equal sides shall each be less than
the third side.
Write its two names within it.
Draw an oblique straight line twice as long as any short measure or
unit.
At one end draw a straight line perpendicular to it, and three times
as long as the same measure.
Connect the ends of the two lines by a straight line.
What kind of an angle is that opposite the last line drawn?
Are any two of its sides equal?
Write its two names under it.
Draw a horizontal straight line of any length.
At one end draw a vertical line of equal length.
Complete the triangle, and write two names inside.
Draw a right-angled triangle whose base is of any length, and its
perpendicular twice as long.
Draw a right-angled triangle whose base is three times as long as any
short measure, and its perpendicular five times as long as the same
measure or unit.
[Illustration: Diagram 20.]
QUADRILATERALS.
How many sides has the figure _a b d c_?
What is it called on account of the number of its sides?
Name three other quadrilaterals whose vertices are marked.
Name seven by numbers.
Quadrilaterals are sometimes named by means of two opposite vertices.
The quadrilateral _a b d c_, or _c d b a_, may be read _a d_, or _b
c_, or _c b_, or _d a_.
Name the quadrilateral, _g h f e_, four ways.
How many angles has each figure?
On account of the number of their angles they are called
_quadrangles_.
Has the quadrilateral _a d_ any two sides parallel to each other?
Then it is called a _trapezium_.
_A trapezium is a quadrilateral that has no two sides parallel._
Name two other trapeziums.
Why is Fig. 7 a trapezium?
Has the quadrilateral _e h_ any two sides parallel? Which two? Are the
other two sides parallel?
It is called a “_trapezoid_.”
“Oid” means like. What does “trapezoid” mean?
_A trapezoid is a quadrilateral that has only one pair of sides
parallel._
Name another trapezoid.
Why is Fig. 6 a trapezoid?
How many pairs of parallel sides has the quadrilateral _i l_?
Name the horizontal parallels.
Name the oblique parallels.
It is called a “_parallelogram_.”
_A parallelogram is a quadrilateral whose opposite sides are
parallel._
Name five other parallelograms.
Why is Fig. 4 a parallelogram?
Why is not Fig. 6 a parallelogram?
Why is not _e h_ a parallelogram?
What two names may you give to Fig. 5?
Why is it a quadrilateral? Why a trapezium?
What two names may we give to Fig. 6?
Why is it a quadrilateral? Why a trapezoid?
What two names may we give to Fig. 3?
Why is it a parallelogram? Why a quadrilateral?
LESSON TWENTY-FIFTH.
REVIEW.
How many quadrilaterals in the diagram. (DIAGRAM 20.)
Why is Fig. _a d_ a quadrilateral?
What is a quadrilateral?
On account of the number of its angles, what may it be called?
Name all the quadrilaterals.
Name three trapeziums.
Why is Fig. 5 a trapezium?
What is a trapezium?
Name two trapezoids.
Why is Fig. 6 a trapezoid?
Name its parallel sides.
What is a trapezoid?
Name six parallelograms.
Why is Fig. 4 a parallelogram?
Name its two pairs of parallel sides.
What is a parallelogram?
What two names can you give to Fig. 4?
Why the first? Why the second?
What two names may be given to Fig. 7?
Why the first? Why the second?
What two to Fig. 6?
Why the first? Why the second?
[Illustration: Diagram 21.]
LESSON TWENTY-SIXTH.
KINDS OF PARALLELOGRAMS.
RHOMBOIDS.
How many quadrilaterals in the diagram? (DIAGRAM 21.)
How many parallelograms?
Has the parallelogram _a d_ any right angle?
It is called a “_rhomboid_.”
_A rhomboid is a parallelogram which has no right angle._
Name five other rhomboids.
What three names may be given to Fig. 2?
Why is it a quadrilateral?
Why a parallelogram? Why a rhomboid?
RHOMBS.
Are the four sides of the rhomboid _a d_ equal to each other?
Are the four sides of the rhomboid _e h_ equal to each other?
If a triangle has its three sides equal to each other, what do you
call it?
Then when a rhomboid has its sides equal to each other, what may it be
called?
An equilateral rhomboid is called a rhombus.
_A rhombus is an equilateral rhomboid._
See Note D, Appendix.
Name two other rhombuses, or rhombs.
What four names can you give to Fig. _e h_?
Why a quadrilateral? Why a parallelogram? Why a rhomboid? Why a
rhombus?
RECTANGLES.
Has the parallelogram _i l_ any right angles?
How many?
It is called a “_rectangle_.”
_A rectangle is a right-angled parallelogram._
Name four other rectangles.
What three names may be given to Fig. _i l_?
Why a quadrilateral? Why a parallelogram? Why a rectangle?
SQUARES.
Has the rectangle _i l_ its four sides equal?
Has the rectangle _m p_ its four sides equal?
It is called a “square.”
_A square is an equilateral rectangle._
Name another “_square_.”
What four names may be given to Fig. _m p_?
Why a quadrilateral? Why a parallelogram? Why a rectangle? Why a
square?
LESSON TWENTY-SEVENTH.
REVIEW.
Name six rhomboids. (DIAGRAM 21.)
What three names may be given to Fig. 3?
Why a quadrilateral? Why a parallelogram? Why a rhomboid?
What is a quadrilateral? Parallelogram? Rhomboid?
Name three rhombs.
What four names may you give Fig. 5?
Why a quadrilateral? Why a parallelogram? Why a rhomboid? Why a rhomb?
What is a rhomboid? A rhomb?
Name five rectangles.
What three names may be given to Fig. 1?
Why a quadrilateral? Why a parallelogram? Why a rectangle?
What is a rectangle?
Name two squares?
By what four names may Fig. 7 be called?
Why by the first? By the second? By the third? By the fourth?
What is a square?
What is a rectangle?
What is a parallelogram?
What is a quadrilateral?
[Illustration: Diagram 22.]
LESSON TWENTY-EIGHTH.
COMPARISON AND CONTRAST.
TRAPEZIUM AND TRAPEZOID.
In what respect are Figs. A and B alike?
On this account, what name may be given to each?
How does Fig. B differ from Fig. A?
What particular name may you give to Fig. B?
What one to Fig. A?
RHOMBOID AND RECTANGLE.
In what two respects are Figs. C and D alike?
On account of the number of their sides, what may each be called?
Because their opposite sides are parallel, what may each be called?
In what respect do they differ?
What particular name may be given to Fig. C?
What one to Fig. D?
What three names may you give to the figure with right angles?
What three to the one _without_ right angles?
RHOMBOID AND RHOMBUS.
In what three things are Figs. E and F alike?
What three names may be given to each?
How do they differ from each other?
What particular name may you give to Fig. F?
What four names has Fig. F?
RECTANGLE AND SQUARE.
In what three things are Figs. G and H alike?
On account of the number of their sides, what may each be called?
Because their opposite sides are parallel, what may each be called?
Because they have right angles, what may they be called?
In what respect is Fig. H different from Fig. G?
On this account, what particular name may be applied to Fig. H?
What three names may be applied to Fig. G?
What _four_ to Fig. H?
RHOMBUS AND SQUARE.
In what three things are Figs. F and H alike?
On account of the number of their sides, what name may be given to
each?
Because their opposite sides are parallel, what name may be given to
each?
Because both are parallelograms, and both have their sides equal, what
name may be given to each?
What particular name has Fig. F?
What particular name has Fig. H?
What four names may be given to Fig. F?
What four to Fig. H?
LESSON TWENTY-NINTH.
REVIEW.
What two names may be given to Fig. A. (DIAGRAM 22.)
To Fig. B?
In what are they alike?
In what do they differ?
By what three names may Fig. C be called?
By what three names may Fig. D be called?
In what two things are they alike?
In what one thing do they differ?
What particular name has C? What one has D?
What three names may be applied to Fig. E?
What four to Fig. F?
What property has F that E has not?
What particular name has it on that account?
What three names has Fig. G?
What four has Fig. H?
What property has Fig. H that G has not?
What particular name has it in consequence?
What four names may you give to Fig. F?
What four to Fig. H?
What three names may be applied to either?
In what three things are they alike?
In what respect do they differ?
What particular name has Fig. F?
What particular name has Fig. H?
[Illustration: Diagram 23.]
LESSON THIRTIETH.
MEASUREMENT OF SURFACES.
In Fig. 1 (DIAGRAM 23.) call the line _a b a_ unit.
Rectangle 1 is how many units long?
How many high?
Because its sides are equal, what is it called?
Rectangle 2 is how many units long?
How many high or wide?
How many squares does it contain?
Rectangle 3 is how many units long?
How many wide?
How many squares does it contain?
If it were four units long and one wide, how many squares would it
contain?
If it were five long and one wide? Six long? &c.
Rectangle 4 is how many units long?
How many wide?
How many squares does it contain?
How many squares in that part which is two units long, _m n_, and one
unit wide, _m l_?
On account of the second unit in width, _l k_, how many times two
squares are there?
If the width were one unit more, how many times two squares would
there be?
Rectangle 5 is how many units long?
How many units wide or high?
How many squares does it contain?
How many squares in that part which is three units long, _o p_, and
one unit wide, _o t_?
The second unit in width, _t q_, gives how many more squares? How many
times three squares?
If another unit were added to the width, how many more squares would
be made?
How many times three squares?
If it were four units wide, how many times three squares would there
be?
Rectangle 6 is how many units long?
How many units high or wide?
How many squares in that part which is four units long and one high?
How many times four squares in that part which is four long and two
high?
How many times four squares when it is four long and three high?
If another unit were added to the height, how many more squares would
be added?
How many times four squares would there be?
If a rectangle were five units long and one unit wide, how many square
units would it contain?
If it were two units wide, how many times five square units would it
contain?
If it were three units wide? Four? &c.
If your ruler is ten inches long and only one inch wide, how many
square inches are there in it?
If it were two inches wide, how many times ten square inches would it
contain?
If your arithmetic-cover is seven inches long and five inches wide,
how many square inches are there in it?
If a wall of this room is twenty feet long, how many square feet are
there in that part which is one foot high? Two high? Three high?
Four high?
If the same wall is sixteen feet high, how many square feet in it?
Fig. 5 has how many times three squares?
Fig. 7 has how many times two squares?
Which has the greater number of squares?
What difference is there between two times three squares and three
times two squares?
LESSON THIRTY-FIRST.
REVIEW.
Draw a rectangle of any width whose length is three times the width.
How many squares has it if the width be taken as the unit?
Make it twice as wide as before.
How many squares has it now?
What two numbers multiplied together will give the number of squares?
Make it three times as wide.
How many squares has it now?
What two numbers multiplied together will give the number of squares?
The cover of a geography is one foot long and one foot wide, how many
square feet in it?
How many inches long is the same cover? How many wide?
How many square inches does it contain?
How many square inches are equal to one square foot?
A table is one yard long and one yard wide, how many square yards in
it?
How many feet long is the same table?
How many feet wide?
How many square feet does it contain?
One square yard equals how many square feet?
Draw a square whose side is a unit of any length.
Draw another whose side is two units of the same length.
The second square is how many times as large as the first one?
How many squares in half the second square?
Which is greater, two square inches, or two inches square?
Two inches square is how many times two square inches?
Draw a square whose side is three inches.
How many square inches does it contain?
How many times as many squares as the square of one inch?
How many square inches in the bottom row?
How many in all?
Which is greater, three inches square, or three square inches?
Three inches square is how many times three square inches?
PROBLEMS.
An equilateral triangle has each of its sides one inch long, what is
its perimeter?
If each side were two inches long, what would be its perimeter?
An isosceles triangle has its two equal sides each three inches long,
and its third side five inches long, what is its perimeter?
A right-angled isosceles triangle has its base five inches, and its
hypothenuse seven inches long, what is its perimeter?
A square geography-cover is nine inches long on one side, how long all
round?
How many square inches in it?
A slate is sixteen inches long and twelve wide, how many inches all
round it?
A rectangle is five inches long and three wide, how long all round?
How many square inches in it?
A slate is one foot long and eight inches wide, what is its perimeter?
A room is twenty-four feet long and twenty-one feet wide, how many
feet all round it?
How many square feet in the floor?
How many pieces of paper each a foot square would exactly cover it?
A yard of carpet is two feet wide, how many square feet in it?
Charles and Henry start from the same place, and walk in opposite
directions; Charles goes twenty yards, and Henry fifteen, how many
yards apart are they?
If they start from opposite ends of a straight walk twenty-five feet
long, and walk towards each other, how many feet will Charles have
to walk to meet Henry who has walked fifteen feet?
A lot is forty rods long and thirty wide, how long must the fence be?
What length of fence will divide it into four equal parts?
[Illustration: Diagram 24.]
LESSON THIRTY-SECOND.
THE CIRCLE AND ITS LINES.
If the straight line _c a_ were a string made fast at _c_, with a
sharp pencil-point at the other end _a_, and the pencil-point were
moved towards _d_, what line would be drawn?
What kind of a line would it be?
If the pencil-point continued to move in the same direction until it
returned to the starting-point _a_, what curved line would be drawn,
naming it by all the points in it which are marked?
The plane figure bounded by this curve is called a “_circle_.”
What point is at the centre of this figure?
_A circle is a plane figure bounded by a curved line, all points of
which are equally distant from the centre._
The curved line is called a “_circumference_.”
_The circumference of a circle is the curve which bounds it._
Name a straight line that joins two points in the circumference.
It is called a “_chord_.”
_A chord is a straight line that joins two points of a
circumference._
Read six chords in the diagram.
Which two of these chords pass through the centre?
They are called “_diameters_.”
_A diameter is a chord that passes through the centre._
Name a line that joins the centre with a point of the circumference.
It is called a “_radius_.”—(Plural, _radii_.)
_A radius is a straight line that joins the centre to a point of the
circumference._
Read five radii.
Which is farther from the centre, the point _a_ or the point _d_?
Can the radius _c d_ be greater than the radius _c a_? Or greater than
_c v_, or _c o_?
_Then all radii of the same circle are equal to each other._
What do we call the lines _o d_, _c d_, _c o_?
What part of the diameter _o d_ is the radius _o c_?
Name a chord that is produced without the circle.
It is called a “_secant_.”
_A secant is a chord produced._
Name two secants.
If the chord _d i_ were made a secant, would it become longer or
shorter?
In how many points does the straight line _l m_ touch the
circumference?
It is called a “_tangent_.”
_A tangent is a straight line that touches a circumference in only
one point._
Name three tangents.
LESSON THIRTY-THIRD.
REVIEW.
Read six chords. (DIAGRAM 24.)
Why is _i d_ a chord?
What is a chord?
Name two diameters.
Why is _a j_ a diameter?
What is a diameter?
Is every chord a diameter?
Is every diameter a chord?
Name five radii.
Why is _c a_ a radius?
What is a radius?
A diameter is equal to how many radii?
Are all radii equal to each other?
Are all chords equal to each other?
Are all diameters equal to each other?
Name two secants.
Why is either one a secant?
What is a secant?
Name three tangents.
Why is _a b_ a tangent?
What is a tangent?
Is a tangent inside of a circle or outside of it?
Is a chord inside or outside of a circle?
Is a secant within or without a circle?
If the radius is three inches, how long is the diameter?
[Illustration: Diagram 25.]
LESSON THIRTY-FOURTH.
ARCS AND DEGREES.
What small part of the circumference of circle 1 (DIAGRAM 25.) is
marked?
It is called an “_arc_.”
_An arc is any part of a circumference._
Read five arcs that are marked.
Which is longer, the arc _e d_, or the arc _e f_? _b d_, or _b d e_?
_a b d_, or _a b d e_?
Name an arc which is half of the circumference.
It is called a “_semi-circumference_.”
“Semi” means “half.”
_A semi-circumference is half of a circumference._
Read three arcs, each of which is one-fourth of the circumference.
If the whole circumference were divided into three hundred and sixty
equal arcs, would each arc be large or small?
Each of these arcs would be called a “_degree_.” [Degrees are marked
(°).]
_A degree of a circumference is a three hundred and sixtieth part of
it._
How many degrees in a semi-circumference?
How many degrees in one-fourth of a circumference?
If a fourth of a circumference were divided into three equal parts,
how many degrees would there be in each part?
Into how many parts would each third of a quarter have to be again
divided to make single degrees?
Is an arc of ninety-one degrees greater or less than one-fourth of a
circumference?
Is an arc of a hundred and seventy-nine degrees greater or less than a
semi-circumference?
Can there be more than three hundred and sixty degrees in a
circumference?
If the circumference of circle 1 were divided into degrees, each
degree would be so small an arc that it would look like a dot.
If a degree were divided into sixty equal parts, each part would be
called a minute.
If a minute were divided into sixty equal parts, each part would be
called a second.
How many degrees in the large circle of Fig. 2?
How many in the smaller one?
Has a large circle any more degrees than a small circle?
In the large circle how many degrees from _a_ to _b_?
In the small circle how many from _a_ to _b_?
Which is greater, an arc of ninety degrees of the large circle, or one
of ninety degrees of the small one?
Which is greater, an arc of a degree of the large circle, or one of a
degree of the small one?
The angle _a o b_ has its vertex at what part of the larger circle?
At what part of the smaller circle?
On how many degrees of the larger circle does the angle stand?
On how many degrees of the smaller circle does it stand?
Then it is said to be an angle of 90°.
If the angle _a o f_ is an angle of 30°, how many degrees must there
be in the arc _a f_?
If the arc _f e_ is an arc of 60°, what is the size of the angle _f o
e_?
An angle of 10° stands upon an arc of how many degrees? Of 8°? Of 1°?
The angle _a o b_ is what kind of an angle?
Upon how many degrees does it stand?
Then a right angle is an angle of how many degrees?
If an angle stand upon less than 90°, what kind of an angle is it?
If an angle stand upon more than 90°, what kind of an angle is it?
Can an angle have as many degrees as a hundred and eighty?
LESSON THIRTY-FIFTH.
REVIEW.
Read nine arcs whose ends are marked. (DIAGRAM 26.)
Read three arcs each of which is one-fourth of a circumference.
Read two arcs each of which is one-half of a circumference.
Why is _e g_ an arc?
What is an arc?
How many degrees in the arc _f h_? In _e h_?
If the arc _f h_ were divided into three equal parts, how many degrees
would there be in each?
How many degrees in a circumference?
In a semi-circumference?
How many more degrees in a large circumference than in a small one?
If the arc _i f_ is 40°, what is the size of the angle _f o i_?
If the angle _f o g_ is an angle of 130°, what is the size of the arc
_f i h g_?
How many degrees in each of the adjacent angles _f o h_, _h o e_?
When two adjacent angles are equal to each other, what is each called?
How many degrees in a right angle?
[Illustration: Diagram 26.]
LESSON THIRTY-SIXTH.
PARTS OF THE CIRCLE.
The part of the circle bounded by the chord _a b_ and the arc _a b_ is
called a segment.
Read three segments, each less than half a circle, thus,—the segment
bounded by the chord _a d_ and the arc _a b d_.
_A segment is a part of a circle bounded by an arc and a chord._
Read two segments that are each half a circle.
What is the chord called?
What is the arc called?
A segment bounded by a diameter and a semi-circumference is a
“_semicircle_.”
_A semicircle is half a circle._
Read four segments each larger than a semicircle.
The part of the circle between the two radii _o f_, _o i_, and the arc
_f i_, is called a “_sector_.”
Read four sectors each less than one-fourth of a circle.[2]
Footnote 2:
Thus, a sector bounded by the two radii _o g_, _o h_, and the arc _g
h_.
_A sector is a part of a circle bounded by two radii and an arc._
What part of the whole circle is the sector _f o h_?
It is called a “_quadrant_.”
_A quadrant is a sector which is one-fourth of a circle._
Read a sector which is greater than a quadrant.
If the chord _e f_ be regarded a diameter, what do you call the
semicircle below it?
If it be regarded as two radii, what is the semicircle called?
Then a semicircle is both a segment and a sector.
LESSON THIRTY-SEVENTH.
REVIEW.
Name ten segments. (DIAGRAM 26.)
What is a segment?
Of the segments named, which are less than a semicircle?
Which are greater?
Which two are semicircles?
Which two are on the chord _a f_?
Name nine sectors.
Why is _g o i_ a sector?
What is a sector?
Which four of the sectors named are each less than a quadrant?
Which three are quadrants?
Which two are greater than a quadrant?
What part of the circle is both a segment and a sector?
How many quadrants in a circle?
How many semicircles?
PART SECOND.
AXIOMS AND THEOREMS.
AXIOMS ILLUSTRATED.
AXIOM 1.
The triangle A is equal to the triangle C.
The triangle B is also equal to the triangle C.
What do you think of the two triangles A and B? Why?
[Illustration]
_If two things are separately equal to the same thing, they are equal
to each other._
AXIOM 2.
The square A is equal to the square B.
To the rectangle C add the square A, and we have an L pointing in what
direction?
To the same rectangle C add the square B, and we have an L pointing in
what direction?
[Illustration]
Which is larger, the L pointing to the left, or that pointing to the
right?
To what same thing did you add two equals?
What two equals did you add to it?
What was the first sum?
The second?
What do you think of the two sums?
_If equals be added to the same thing, the sums will be equal._
AXIOM 3.
[Illustration]
The square A is equal to the square B.
From the inverted T take away the square A, and we have an L pointing
in what direction?
From the same Fig. T take away the square B, and we have an L pointing
in what direction?
Which is larger, the L pointing to the right, or that pointing to the
left?
What two equal things did we take away from the same thing?
From what same thing did we take them away?
What did we find true of the two remainders?
_If equals be taken from the same thing, the remainders will be
equal._
AXIOM 4.
[Illustration]
The rectangle 1 2 is equal to the rectangle 1 3.
From the rectangle 1 2 take away the square A, and what rectangle
remains?
From the rectangle 1 3 take away the same square A, and what rectangle
remains?
Which is greater, the rectangle B, or the rectangle C?
What same thing did we take away from equals?
From what did we first take it?
What remained?
From what did we next take it?
What remained?
What did we find true of the two remainders?
_If the same thing be taken from equals, the remainders will be
equal._
AXIOM 5.
_If equals be added to equals, the sums will be equal._
AXIOM 6.
_If equals be subtracted from equals, the remainders will be equal._
AXIOM 7.
_If the halves of two things are equal, the wholes will be equal._
AXIOM 8.
_Every Whole is equal to the sum of all its parts._
AXIOM 9.
_From one point to another only one straight line can be drawn._
AXIOM 10.
_A straight line is the shortest distance between two points._
AXIOM 11.
_If two things coincide throughout their whole extent, they are
equal._
THEOREMS ILLUSTRATED.
[Illustration: Diagram 29.]
DEVELOPMENT LESSON.
Do the angles Blue, Red, take up all the space on the line _a b_?
Do the angles Blue, Yellow, Red, take up all the space on the line?
Do the angles Blue, Yellow, Green, Red, take up all the space on the
line?
Is there room between any two of the angles to put in another angle?
Then are not the angles Blue, Yellow, Green, Red, equal to all the
space on the line _a b_?
NOTE.—The word _space_, as here used, means _angular space_; and it
is indispensable that the teacher impress this fact upon the
learner.
By means of former lessons, the pupil has learned positively, that
an angle is the difference between the directions of two lines; and,
impliedly, that the included space has nothing to do with the size
of the angle. There cannot, therefore, be much danger that the pupil
will imbibe any erroneous notion from this style of expression,
which is very much more simple than to say that the difference of
direction of two given lines is equal to the difference of direction
of two other given lines, which style will be used somewhat later in
these lessons.
[Illustration: Diagram 30.]
PROPOSITION I. THEOREM.
DEVELOPMENT LESSON.
Are the adjacent angles Green, Red, equal to all the angular space on
the line _a b_?
Place a paper square corner or right angle on the line _a b_ at the
_left_ of _c d_ with its vertex at _c_.
It will cover all the angle Green and part of the angle Red up to the
line _c d_.
Now place another square corner on the line _a b_ to the _right_ of
the line _c d_, and with its vertex at the point _c_.
It will cover the remaining part of the angle Red, and two edges of
the square corners will meet along the line _c d_.
Are the two right angles equal to all the angular space on the line _a
b_?
Then if the two adjacent angles Green, Red, are equal to all the
angular space on the line _a b_, and the two right angles are also
equal to the same space, what do you infer concerning the _adjacent
angles_ and the _two right angles_?
What axiom do you apply when you say that the _adjacent_ angles are
equal to the _two right angles_?
To what _same thing_ did you find two things separately equal?
What did you first see equal to it?
What did you next see equal to it?
Then what did you _find_ true?
If the angle Red were smaller, and the angle Green larger, would the
adjacent angles still be equal to two right angles?
Then,—
_Any two adjacent angles are equal to two right angles._
If we draw the straight line _c d_ where the edges of the square
corners come together, what kind of angles will _a c d_, _d c b_,
be?
See now if you can understand the following demonstration:—
DEMONSTRATION.
We wish to prove that
_Any two adjacent angles are equal to two right angles._
Let the two straight lines _a b_, _m n_, intersect each other in the
point _c_. (DIAGRAM 30.)
Then will any two adjacent angles, as Green, Red, be equal to two
right angles?
For, from the point _c_, draw the straight line _c d_ so as to make
the angles _a c d_, _d c b_, right angles.
The adjacent angles Green, Red, are equal to all the angular space on
the line _a b_.
The right angles _a c d_, _d c b_, are also equal to all the angular
space on the line _a b_.
Therefore the adjacent angles Green, Red, are equal to two right
angles.
TEST QUESTIONS.
To what same thing did you find two things equal?
What did you first see equal to it?
What did you next see equal to it?
Then what new thing did you find true?
What axiom did you make use of?
[Illustration: Diagram 31.]
TEST LESSON.
By means of Fig. A,—
1. Prove that the adjacent angles Green, Red, are equal to two right
angles.
2. Prove that the adjacent angles Blue, Yellow, are equal to two right
angles.
By means of Fig. B,—
3. Prove that the adjacent angles Green, Red, are equal to two right
angles.
4. Prove that the adjacent angles Yellow, Blue, are equal to two right
angles.
By means of Fig. C,—
5. Prove that the adjacent angles Red, Blue, are equal to two right
angles.
6. Prove that the adjacent angles Green, Yellow, are equal to two
right angles.
7. Give the preceding demonstrations again, but name the angles by
their letters instead of by their colors.
[Illustration: Diagram 32.]
TEST LESSON.
By means of Fig. A prove,—
1. That the adjacent angles _a c m_, _m c b_, are equal to two right
angles.
2. That the adjacent angles _a c n_, _n c b_, are equal to two right
angles.
By means of Fig. B prove,—
3. That the adjacent angles _a c n_, _n c b_, are equal to two right
angles.
4. That the adjacent angles _a c m_, _m c b_, are equal to two right
angles.
By means of Fig. C prove,—
5. That the adjacent angles _a c m_, _m c b_, are equal to two right
angles.
6. That the adjacent angles _a c n_, _n c b_, are equal to two right
angles.
By means of Fig. D prove,—
7. That the adjacent angles _a c n_, _n c b_, are equal to two right
angles.
8. That the adjacent angles _b c m_, _m c a_, are equal to two right
angles.
[Illustration: Diagram 33.]
PROPOSITION II. THEOREM.
DEVELOPMENT LESSON.
What kind of angles are P and S?
How do the adjacent angles Yellow, Blue, compare with the right angles
P, S?
How do the adjacent angles Blue, Red, compare with the two right
angles?
Then if the adjacent angles Yellow, Blue, are equal to two right
angles, and the adjacent angles Blue, Red, are also equal to two
right angles, what do you think of the two pairs of adjacent angles,
Yellow, Blue, and Blue, Red?
If, from the adjacent angles Yellow, Blue, we take away the angle
Blue, what remains?
If, from the adjacent angles Blue, Red, we take away the same angle
Blue, what remains?
Then, since the same angle Blue has been taken from equal pairs of
adjacent angles, what do you think of the two remainders, Yellow,
Red?
Suppose the lines _a b_ and _m n_ were so drawn that the angles
Yellow, Red, were larger or smaller, would they still be equal to
each other?
Then,—
_All vertical angles are equal to each other._
[Illustration: Diagram 34.]
DEMONSTRATION.
We wish to prove that
_All vertical angles are equal to each other._
Let the straight lines _a b_, _m n_, intersect each other at the point
_c_, then will any two vertical angles, as Yellow, Red, be equal to
each other.
For the adjacent angles Yellow, Blue, are equal to two right
angles.[3]
Footnote 3:
When this comparison is made, let the pupil look at the right angles
P and S.
The adjacent angles Blue, Red, are also equal to two right angles.
Therefore the adjacent angles Yellow, Blue, are equal to the adjacent
angles Blue, Red.
If, from the adjacent angles Yellow, Blue, we take away the angle
Blue, we shall have left the angle Yellow.
If, from the adjacent angles Blue, Red, we take away the same angle
Blue, we shall have left the angle Red.
Therefore the vertical angles Yellow, Red, are equal to each other.
TEST QUESTIONS.
When you say that the adjacent angles Yellow, Blue, are equal to two
right angles, do you know it because you _see_ it, or because you
have _proved_ it?
How do you know that the adjacent angles Blue, Red, are equal to two
right angles?
When you say the adjacent angles Yellow, Blue, are equal to the
adjacent angles Blue, Red, what axiom do you use?
What same thing do you take away from equals?
From what equals do you take it away?
When you take the angle Blue from the adjacent angles Yellow, Blue,
what is the remainder?
When you take the same angle Blue from the adjacent angles Blue, Red,
what is the remainder?
What do you find true of the two remainders?
What axiom do you use?
[Illustration: Diagram 35.]
OTHER METHODS OF DEMONSTRATION.
The adjacent angles Yellow, Green, are equal to what?
The adjacent angles Green, Red, are equal to what?
Then what do you know of the two pairs of adjacent angles Yellow,
Green, and Green, Red?
From the adjacent angles Yellow, Green, take away the angle Green.
What remains?
From the adjacent angles Green, Red, take the same angle Green. What
remains?
What do you know of the two remainders?
Why?
What axiom do you use?
In the last lesson, when you proved the vertical angles Yellow, Red,
equal to each other, you made use of the angle Blue; now prove the
same two angles equal by means of the angle Green.
The adjacent angles Blue, Red, are equal to what?
The adjacent angles Red, Green, are equal to what?
Then what do you know of the two pairs of adjacent angles Blue, Red,
and Red, Green?
From the adjacent angles Blue, Red, take away the angle Red. What
remains?
From the adjacent angles Red, Green, take away the same angle Red.
What remains?
Then what do you know of the two remainders, Blue, Green?
Now apply the preceding demonstration to the vertical angles Blue,
Green.
Prove the vertical angles Blue, Green, equal to each other by means of
the angle Yellow.
[Illustration: Diagram 36.]
TEST LESSON.
By means of Fig. A,—
1. Prove that the vertical angles Yellow, Red, are equal to each
other, using the angle Green.
2. Prove the same thing, using the angle Blue.
3. Prove that the vertical angles Blue, Green, are equal to each
other, using the angle Yellow.
4. Prove the same thing, using the angle Red.
By means of Fig. B,—
5. Prove the vertical angles Yellow, Red, equal to each other, using
the angle Green.
6. Prove the same thing, using the angle Blue.
7. Prove the vertical angles Green, Blue, equal by means of the angle
Red.
8. Prove the same thing by means of the angle Yellow.
Go through the preceding eight demonstrations again, calling the
angles by their letters instead of by their colors.
By means of Fig. C, prove that
9. _a c n_ equals _m c b_, by means of _a c m_.
10. _a c n_ equals _m c b_, by means of _b c n_.
11. _a c m_ equals _n c b_, by means of _a c n_.
12. _a c m_ equals _n c b_, by means of _m c b_.
By means of Fig. D, prove that
13. _m c a_ equals _b c n_, by means of _a c n_.
14. _m c a_ equals _b c n_, by means of _m c b_.
15. _m c b_ equals _a c n_, by means of _m c a_.
16. _m c b_ equals _a c n_, by means of _b c n_.
[Illustration: Diagram 37.]
PROPOSITION III. THEOREM.
DEVELOPMENT LESSON.
In the above diagram, the lines _a b_, _c d_, are parallel, and are
intersected by the line _e f_ at the points _m_ and _n_.
The angle Red measures the difference of direction between the line _m
b_ and what other line?
The angle Yellow measures the difference of direction between the line
_n d_ and what other line?
Then, as the lines _m b_ and _n d_ are parallel, must there not be the
same difference of direction between them and the line _e f_?
Then can there be any difference between the angles which measure
those equal directions?
Then what do you think of the opposite exterior and interior angles
Red, Yellow?
DEMONSTRATION.
We wish to prove that
_Opposite exterior and interior angles are equal to each other._
Let the straight line _e f_ intersect the two parallel straight lines
_a b_, _c d_, at the points _m_ and _n_.
Then will any two opposite exterior and interior angles, as Red,
Yellow, be equal to each other.
For the angle Red measures the difference of direction of the lines _m
b_ and _e f_.
And the angle Yellow measures the difference of direction of the lines
_n d_ and _e f_.
But because the lines _m b_, _n d_, are parallel, these differences
are equal.
Therefore the angles which measure them are equal; that is,
The opposite exterior and interior angles Red, Yellow, are equal to
each other.
[Illustration: Diagram 38.]
TEST LESSON.
By means of Fig. A,—
1. Prove that the opposite exterior and interior angles Green, Blue,
are equal to each other.
2. Prove that the opposite exterior and interior angles Red, Yellow,
are equal to each other.
3. Prove the opposite exterior and interior angles _c n e_, _a m n_,
equal.
4. Prove the opposite exterior and interior angles _e n d_, _n m b_,
equal.
By means of Fig. B,—
5. Prove the opposite exterior and interior angles _e m a_, _m n d_,
equal.
6. Prove the opposite exterior and interior angles _a m n_, _d n f_,
equal.
7. Prove the opposite exterior and interior angles _e m b_, _m n c_,
equal.
8. Prove the opposite exterior and interior angles _b m n_, _c n f_,
equal.
[Illustration: Diagram 39.]
PROPOSITION IV. THEOREM.
DEVELOPMENT LESSON.
What do you know of the opposite exterior and interior angles Red,
Yellow?
What do you know of the vertical angles Red, Green?
Then if the interior alternate angles Green, Yellow, are separately
equal to the angle Red, what new fact do you know?
What axiom do you employ?
To what same thing did you find two things equal?
What two things did you find equal to it?
DEMONSTRATION.
We wish to prove that
_Any two interior alternate angles are equal to each other._
Let the straight line _e f_ intersect the two parallel straight lines
_a b_, _c d_, in the points _m_ and _n_.
Then will any two interior alternate angles, as Green, Yellow, be
equal to each other.
For the opposite exterior and interior angles Red, Yellow, are equal.
The vertical angles Red, Green, are also equal.
Then because the interior alternate angles Green, Yellow, are
separately equal to the angle Red, they are equal to each other.
[Illustration: Diagram 40.]
TEST LESSON.
What do you know of the vertical angles Green, Red, in Fig. A?
What do you know of the opposite exterior and interior angles Red,
Yellow?
Then if the interior alternate angles Green, Yellow, are separately
equal to the angle Red, what do you infer?
By means of Fig. A,—
1. Prove that the interior alternate angles Green, Yellow, are equal,
using the angle Red.
2. Prove the same angles equal, using the angle Blue.
3. Go through the same demonstrations again, calling the angles by
their letters instead of by their colors.
By means of Fig. B,—
4. Prove the interior alternate angles Red, Blue, equal, using the
angle Yellow.
5. Prove the same angles equal, using the angle Green.
6. Go through the same two demonstrations again, naming the angles by
their letters instead of by their colors.
By means of Fig. C,—
7. Prove the interior alternate angles _c n m_, _n m b_, equal, using
the angle _f n d_.
8. Prove the same, using the angle _a m e_.
9. Prove the interior alternate angles _a m n_, _m n d_, equal, using
the angle _e m b_.
10. Prove the same, using the angle _c n f_.
[Illustration: Diagram 41.]
PROPOSITION V. THEOREM.
DEVELOPMENT LESSON.
What do you know of the opposite exterior and interior angles Red,
Yellow?
What do you know of the vertical angles Yellow, Green?
Then if the exterior alternate angles Red, Green, are separately equal
to the angle Yellow, what new thing do you know to be true?
What axiom do you employ?
To what same thing did you know two things to be equal?
What two things did you know to be equal to it?
Then what new thing did you _find_ to be true?
DEMONSTRATION.
We wish to prove that
_Any two exterior alternate angles are equal to each other._
Let the straight line _e f_ intersect the two parallel straight lines
_a b_, _c d_, at the points _m_ and _n_.
Then will any two exterior alternate angles, as Red, Green, be equal.
For the opposite exterior and interior angles Red, Yellow, are equal
to each other.
And the vertical angles Yellow, Green, are also equal to each other.
Then because the exterior alternate angles Red, Green, are separately
equal to the angle Yellow, they are equal to each other.
[Illustration: Diagram 42.]
TEST LESSON.
What do you know of the opposite exterior and interior angles Yellow,
Red?
What do you know of the vertical angles Red, Blue?
Then if the exterior alternate angles Yellow, Blue, are separately
equal to the angle Red, what do you know of them?
By means of Fig. A,—
1. Prove that the exterior alternate angles Yellow, Blue, are equal,
using the angle Red.
2. Prove the same thing, using the angle Green.
3. Go through the same demonstrations, calling the angles by their
letters.
4. Prove the exterior alternate angles _e m b_, _c n f_, equal, using
the angle _a m n_.
5. Prove the same, using the angle _m n d_.
By means of Fig. B,—
6. Prove that the exterior alternate angles _c m e_, _f n b_, are
equal, using the angle _n m d_.
7. Prove the same, using the angle _a n m_.
8. Prove the exterior alternate angles _e m d_, _a n f_, equal, using
the angle _c m n_.
9. Prove the same, using the angle _m n b_.
[Illustration: Diagram 43.]
PROPOSITION VI. THEOREM.
DEVELOPMENT LESSON.
What do you know of the interior alternate angles Yellow, Red?
If to the angle Green you add the angle Yellow, what is the sum?
If to the same angle Green you add the equal angle Red, what is the
sum?
Then, having added equals to the same thing, what do you think of the
two sums,—the adjacent angles Green, Yellow, and the interior
opposite angles Green, Red?
What do you know of the adjacent angles Green, Yellow, and the right
angles P, S?
Then if the interior opposite angles Green, Red, and the two right
angles P, S, are separately equal to the adjacent angles Green,
Yellow, what new thing do you know?
DEMONSTRATION.
We wish to prove that
_Any two interior opposite angles are equal to two right angles._
Let the straight line _e f_ intersect the two parallel straight lines
_a b_, _c d_, in the points _m_ and _n_.
Then will any two interior opposite angles be equal to two right
angles.
For the interior alternate angles Yellow, Red, are equal.
If to the angle Green we add the angle Yellow, we shall have the
adjacent angles Green, Yellow.
If to the same angle Green we add the equal angle Red, we shall have
the interior opposite angles Green, Red.
Then the adjacent angles Green, Yellow, are equal to the interior
opposite angles Green, Red.
But the adjacent angles Green, Yellow, are equal to two right angles.
Then because the interior opposite angles Green, Red, and two right
angles, are separately equal to the two adjacent angles Green,
Yellow, they are equal to each other.
[Illustration: Diagram 44.]
TEST LESSON.
By means of Fig. A,—
1. Prove the interior opposite angles Green, Yellow, equal to two
right angles, using the angle Red.
2. Prove the same, using the angle Blue.
3. Prove the same, using the angle _e g b_.
4. Prove the same, using the angle _f h d_.
5. Go through the same demonstrations again, naming the angles by
their letters instead of by their colors.
6. Prove the interior opposite angles Red, Blue, equal to two right
angles, using the angle Yellow.
7. Prove the same, using the angle Green.
8. Prove the same, using the angle _e g a_.
9. Prove the same, using the angle _c h f_.
10. Go through the same demonstrations again, calling the angles by
their letters instead of by their colors.
By means of Fig. B,—
11. Prove the interior opposite angles _a g h_, _g h c_, equal to two
right angles, using the angle _g h d_.
12. Prove the same, using the angle _c h f_.
13. Prove the same, using the angle _a g e_.
14. Prove the interior opposite angles _b g h_, _g h d_, equal to two
right angles, using the angle _a g h_.
15. Prove the same, using the angle _e g b_.
16. Prove the same, using the angle _f h d_.
Compare the angles Yellow, Green, each with its exterior opposite
angle, and see if you can prove that the exterior opposite angles _e
g b_, _f h d_, are also equal to two right angles.
[Illustration: Diagram 45.]
PROPOSITION VII. THEOREM.
DEVELOPMENT LESSON.
Suppose we do not know whether the lines _a b_, _c d_, are parallel,
or not;
But, by measuring, we find that the interior angles Blue, Yellow, on
the same side of the secant[4] line _e f_, are equal to two right
angles:
Footnote 4:
“Secant” means “_cutting_.”
The adjacent angles Blue, Red, are equal to what?
Then, if the interior angles Blue, Yellow, are equal to two right
angles,
And the adjacent angles Blue, Red, are also equal to two right angles,
What do you infer?
From the interior angles Blue, Yellow, take away the angle Blue: what
remains?
From the adjacent angles Blue, Red, take away the same angle Blue:
what remains?
What do you know of the two remainders?
The angle Red measures the direction of the line _g b_ from what line?
The equal angle Yellow measures the direction of the line _h d_ from
what line?
Then if the lines _g b_, _h d_, have the same direction from the line
_e f_, what do you call them?
[Illustration: Diagram 46.]
DEMONSTRATION.
We wish to prove, that,
_If a straight line intersects two other straight lines so that two
interior angles on the same side of the intersecting line are equal
to two right angles, the two lines are parallel._
Let the straight line _e f_ intersect the two straight lines _a b_, _c
d_, in the points _g_ and _h_, so that the angles Red, Blue, are
equal to two right angles.
Then will the lines _a b_, _c d_, be parallel.
For the angles Red, Blue, are supposed equal to two right angles.
The adjacent angles Red, Green, are known to be also equal to two
right angles.
Then the interior angles Red, Blue, are equal to the adjacent angles
Red, Green.
If from the interior angles Red, Blue, we take away the angle Red, we
have left the angle Blue.
If from the adjacent angles Red, Green, we take the same angle Red, we
shall have left the angle Green.
Then the angle Blue is equal to the angle Green.
But the angle Blue measures the direction of the line _h d_ from the
line _e f_.
And the angle Green measures the direction of the line _g b_ from the
line _e f_.
Then the lines _g b_, _h d_, have the same direction, and are
parallel.
TEST LESSON.
1. Prove the same without the colors.
2. Prove the same, using the angle _f h d_.
3. Prove the same, supposing the angles _a g h_, _g h c_, equal to two
right angles, and using the angle _a g e_.
4. Prove the same, using the angle _c h f_.
See Note E, Appendix.
PROPOSITION VIII. THEOREM.
The following demonstration is very easy. Read it once, and see if you
can go through it without a second reading:—
DEMONSTRATION.
[Illustration]
We wish to prove that
_The sum of any two sides of a triangle is greater than the third
side._
Let the figure _a b c_ be a triangle, then will the sum of any two
sides, as _a c_, _c b_, be greater than the third side _a b_.
For the straight line _a b_ is the shortest distance between the two
points _a_ and _b_, and is therefore less than the broken line _a c
b_.
PROPOSITION IX. PROBLEM.
The following solution is so easy that you will understand it at
once:—
We wish
_To construct an equilateral triangle on a given straight line._
[Illustration]
SOLUTION.
Let _a b_ be the given line.
With the point _a_ as a centre, and _a b_ as a radius, draw the
circumference of the circle, or a part of one.
With the point _b_ as a centre, and the same radius _a b_, draw
another circumference, or a part of one.
From the point _c_, in which the circumferences or arcs intersect,
draw the straight lines _a c_ and _b c_.
Now, because the lines _a b_ and _a c_ are radii of the same circle,
they are equal.
And, because the lines _a b_ and _b c_ are radii of the same circle,
they are also equal.
Then, because the two lines _a c_, _b c_, are separately equal to the
line _a b_, they are equal to each other, and the triangle is
equilateral.
[Illustration]
PROPOSITION X. THEOREM.
DEVELOPMENT LESSON.
Let the figure _a b c_ be a triangle.
Produce the side _a c_ to _d_.
We have now another angle, _b c d_, and we wish to find out if it is
equal to any of the angles of the triangle.
From the point _c_ draw the line _c e_ parallel to _a b_.
Because the straight line _a d_ intersects the two parallels _a b_, _c
e_, the angle _a_ is equal to what other angle?
Because the straight line _b c_ intersects the two parallels _a b_, _c
e_, the angle _b_ is equal to what other angle?
Then the angles _a_ and _b_ are equal to what two angles?
How does the angle _b c d_ compare with the angles _b c e_, _e c d_?
Then, if the angles _a_ and _b_, on the one hand, and the angle _b c
d_, on the other, are separately equal to the angles _b c e_, _e c
d_,
What have you found out?
What axiom have you just employed?
To what same thing have you found two other things equal?
What two things did you find equal to it?
DEMONSTRATION.
We wish to prove, that,
_If any side of a triangle be produced, the new angle formed will be
equal to the sum of the angles that are not adjacent to it._
Let _a b c_ be a triangle.
Produce the side _a c_ to _d_; then will the new angle _b c d_ be
equal to the sum of the angles _a_ and _b_.
For from the point _c_ draw _c e_ parallel to _a b_.
Then, because the straight line _a d_ intersects the two parallels _a
b_, _c e_, in the points _a_ and _c_,
The opposite exterior and interior angles _a_ and _e c d_ are equal to
each other.
And because the straight line _b c_ intersects the same parallels in
the points _b_ and _c_,
The interior alternate angles _b_ and _b c e_ are equal.
Then the angles _a_ and _b_ of the triangle are equal to the angles _b
c e_ and _e c d_.
But the new angle _b c d_ is equal to the angles _b c e_, _e c d_.
Then because the new angle _b c d_, and the angles _a_ and _b_ are
separately equal to the angles _b c e_, _e c d_, they are equal to
each other.
[Illustration]
PROPOSITION XI. THEOREM.
DEVELOPMENT LESSON.
Let the figure _a b c_ be a triangle.
Produce the side _a c_ to _d_.
By the last theorem, the angle _b c d_ is equal to what angles of the
triangle?
What angle must we add to these angles to make up the three angles of
the triangle?
If we add the same angle to the angle _b c d_, what adjacent angles do
we get?
Then the three angles of the triangle, _a_, _b_, and _c_, are equal to
what two angles?
But the adjacent angles _a c b_ and _b c d_ are equal to what?
Then, because the three angles of the triangle, _a_, _b_, and _c_, and
two right angles, are separately equal to the two adjacent angles
_c_ and _b c d_.
What new thing have you found out?
DEMONSTRATION.
We wish to prove that
_The three angles of any triangle are equal to two right angles._
Let the figure _a b c_ be a triangle; then will the sum of the angles
_a_, _b_, and _c_, be equal to two right angles.
For, produce the side _a c_ to _d_.
The new angle _b c d_ is equal to the sum of the angles _a_ and _b_.
If to the angles _a_ and _b_ we add the angle _c_, we shall have the
three angles of the triangle.
If to the angle _b c d_ we add the same angle _c_, we shall have the
adjacent angles _c_ and _b c d_.
Then the three angles of the triangle _a_, _b_, _c_, are equal to the
adjacent angles _c_ and _b c d_.
But the adjacent angles _c_ and _b c d_ are equal to two right angles.
Then, because the three angles of the triangle are equal to the
adjacent angles _c_ and _b c d_, they are equal to two right angles.
[Illustration]
PROPOSITION XII. THEOREM.
DEVELOPMENT LESSON.
Let the Fig. A B C D be a parallelogram.
Produce the side C D to F.
Because the straight line B D intersects the parallels A B and C F,
the angle B is equal to what other angle?
Because the straight line C F intersects the parallels A C and B D,
the angle C is equal to what other angle?
Then what follows from this?
To what angle did you find two others equal?
What two angles did you find equal to it?
What axiom do you think of?
See if you can go through the demonstration without reading it even
once.
DEMONSTRATION.
We wish to prove that
_The opposite angles of a parallelogram are equal to each other._
Let the Fig. A B C D be a parallelogram.
Then will any two opposite angles, as B and C, be equal to each other.
For produce the line C D to F.
Because the straight line B D meets the two parallels A B and C F,
The interior alternate angles B and E are equal to each other.
Because the straight line C F meets the two parallels B D and A C,
The opposite exterior and interior angles C and E are equal to each
other.
Then, because the angles B and C are separately equal to the angle E,
they are equal to each other.
* * * * *
1. Prove the same by producing the line A B towards the left.
2. Prove the same by producing the line B D downwards.
3. Prove the angles A and D equal to each other by producing the line
C D towards the left.
4. Prove the same by producing the line D B upwards.
5. See if you can prove the same by drawing a diagonal through the
points A and D.
[Illustration]
PROPOSITION XIII. THEOREM.
DEVELOPMENT LESSON.
In these two triangles we have tried to make the side _a b_ of the one
equal to the side _d e_ of the other; the side _a c_ of the one
equal to the side _d f_ of the other; and the included angle _b a c_
of the one equal to the included angle _e d f_ of the other.
We now wish to find out if the third side _b c_ of the one is equal to
the third side _e f_ of the other, and if the two remaining angles
_b_ and _c_ of the one are equal to the two remaining angles _e_ and
_f_ of the other.
Suppose we were to cut the triangle _d e f_ out of the page, and place
it upon the triangle _a b c_, so that the line _d e_ should fall
upon the line _a b_, and the point _d_ upon the point _a_.
As the line _d e_ is equal to the line _a b_, upon what point will the
point _e_ fall?
If the angle _e d f_ were less than the angle _b a c_, would the line
_d f_ fall within or without the triangle?
If the angle _e d f_ were greater than the angle _b a c_, where would
the line _d f_ fall?
Since the angle _a_ is equal to _d_, where, then, must the line _d f_
fall?
As the line _d f_ is equal to the line _a c_, upon what point will the
point _f_ fall?
Then, if the point _e_ falls upon the point _b_, and the point _f_
upon the point _c_, where will the line _e f_ fall?
Now, because the three sides of the triangle _d e f_ exactly fall upon
the three sides of the triangle _a b c_, we say _the two magnitudes
coincide throughout their whole extent_, and are therefore equal.
What three parts of the triangle _a b c_ did we suppose to be equal to
three corresponding parts of the triangle _d e f_ before we placed
one upon the other.
What line of the one do we _find_ equal to a line in the other?
What two angles of the one do we _find_ equal to two angles in the
other?
What do you think of the areas of the triangles?
[Illustration]
DEMONSTRATION.
We wish to prove, that,
_If two triangles have two sides, and the included angle of the one
equal to two sides and the included angle of the other, each to
each, the two triangles are equal in all respects._
Let the triangles _a b c_ and _d e f_ have the side _a b_ of the one
equal to the side _d e_ of the other; the side _a c_ of the one
equal to the side _d f_ of the other; and the included angle _b a c_
of the one equal to the included angle _e d f_ of the other, each to
each; then will the two triangles be equal in all their parts.
For, place the triangle _d e f_ upon the triangle _a b c_, so that the
line _d e_ shall fall upon the line _a b_, with the point _d_ upon
the point _a_.
Because the line _d e_ is equal to the line _a b_, the point _e_ will
fall upon the point _b_.
Because the angle _e d f_ is equal to the angle _b a c_, the line _d
f_ will fall upon the line _a c_.
Because the line _d f_ is equal to the line _a c_, the point _f_ will
fall upon the point _c_.
Then, because the point _e_ is on the point _b_, and the point _f_ on
the point _c_, the line _e f_ will coincide with the line _b c_, and
the two triangles will be found equal in all their parts;
That is, the angle _e_ is found to be equal to the angle _b_, the
angle _f_ to the angle _c_, the line _e f_ to the line _b c_, and
the area of the triangle _a b c_ to the area of the triangle _d e
f_.
[Illustration]
PROPOSITION XIV. THEOREM.
DEVELOPMENT LESSON.
In these two triangles we have tried to make the angle _b_ of the one
equal to the angle _e_ of the other; the angle _c_ of the one equal
to the angle _f_ of the other; and the included side _b c_ of the
one equal to the included side _e f_ of the other.
We now wish to find out if the remaining angle _a_ of the one is equal
to the remaining angle _d_ of the other, and if the two remaining
sides _a b_ and _a c_ of the one are equal to the two remaining
sides _d e_ and _d f_ of the other.
Suppose we were to cut the triangle _d e f_ out of the page and place
it upon the triangle _a b c_, so that the line _e f_ shall fall upon
the line _b c_, with the point _e_ upon the point _b_.
Because the line _e f_ is equal to the line _b c_, upon what point
will the point _f_ fall?
Because the angle _e_ is equal to the angle _b_, where will the line
_e d_ fall?
Because the angle _f_ is equal to the angle _c_, where will the line
_d f_ fall?
Then, if the line _d e_ falls upon the line _a b_ and the line _d f_
upon the line _a c_, where will the point _d_ fall?
Now because the three sides of the triangle _d e f_ exactly fall upon
the three sides of the triangle _a b c_, we say _the two magnitudes
coincide throughout their whole extent, and are therefore equal_.
Suppose the angle _e_ were greater than the angle _b_, would the line
_e d_ fall within or without the triangle?
If it were less, where would the line fall?
Why does the line _d e_ fall exactly upon the line _a b_?
[Illustration]
DEMONSTRATION.
We wish to prove that,
_If two triangles have two angles, and the included side of the one
equal to two angles and the included side of the other, each to
each, the two triangles are equal to each other in all respects._
Let the triangles _a b c_ and _d e f_ have the angle _b_ of the one
equal to the angle _e_ of the other; the angle _c_ of the one equal
to the angle _f_ of the other; and the included side _b c_ of the
one equal to the included side _e f_ of the other, each to each;
then will the two triangles be equal in all their parts.
For place the triangle _d e f_ upon the triangle _a b c_, so that the
line _e f_ shall fall upon the line _b c_, with the point _e_ upon
the point _b_.
Because the line _e f_ is equal to the line _b c_ the point _f_ will
fall upon the point _c_.
Because the angle _e_ is equal to the angle _b_, the line _e d_ will
fall upon the line _b a_, and the point _d_ will be somewhere in the
line _b a_.
Because the angle _f_ is equal to the angle _c_, the line _f d_ will
fall upon the line _c a_, and the point _d_ will be somewhere in the
line _c a_.
Then, because the point _d_ is in the two lines, _b a_ and _c a_, it
must be in their intersection, or upon the point _a_.
And, as the two triangles coincide throughout their whole extent, they
are equal in all their parts.
That is, the angle _a_ is found to be equal to the angle _d_; the side
_b a_ to the side _e d_; the side _c a_ to the side _f d_; and the
area of the triangle _a b c_ to the area of the triangle _d e f_.
[Illustration]
PROPOSITION XV. THEOREM.
DEMONSTRATION.
We wish to prove that
_The opposite sides of any parallelogram are equal._
Let the figure _a b c d_ be a parallelogram; then will the sides _a b_
and _c d_ be equal to each other; likewise the sides _a d_ and _b
c_.
For, draw the diagonal _b d_.
Because the figure is a parallelogram, the sides _a b_ and _d c_ are
parallel, and the interior alternate angles _n_ and _o_ are equal.
Because the figure is a parallelogram, the interior alternate angles
_r_ and _m_ are equal.
Then the two triangles _a d b_, _b d c_, have two angles and the
included side of the one equal to two angles and the included side
of the other, each to each, and are therefore equal;
And the side _a b_ opposite the angle _m_ is equal to the side _c d_
opposite the equal angle _r_;
And the side _a d_ opposite the angle _n_ is equal to the side _b c_
opposite the equal angle _o_.
TEST.
Prove the same by drawing a diagonal from _a_ to _c_.
[Illustration]
PROPOSITION XVI. THEOREM.
DEVELOPMENT LESSON.
Suppose A B to be a straight line, and C any point out of it.
From the point C draw a perpendicular C F to A B.
Let us see if this perpendicular is not shorter than any other line we
can draw from the same point to the same line.
Draw any other line from C to A B as C E.
Now, as C E is any line whatever other than a perpendicular, if we
find that the perpendicular C F is shorter than it we must conclude
that it is the shortest line that can be drawn from C to A B.
Produce C F until F D is equal to C F, and then join E and D.
In the triangles E F C, E F D, what two sides were drawn equal?
What line is a side to each?
How great an angle is C F E?
What is a right angle?
Then how do the angles C F E and E F D compare with each other?
If the two triangles E F C, E F D, have the side C F of the one equal
to the side F D of the other, the side E F common to both, and the
included angle E F C of the one equal to the included angle E F D of
the other, each to each, what do you infer?
Then what third side of the one have you found equal to a third side
of the other?
C E is what part of the broken line C E D?
C F is what part of the line C D?
Which is shorter, the straight line C D, or the broken line C E D?
Then how does the half of C D or C F compare with the half of C E D or
C E?
If C E is any line whatever other than a perpendicular, what may we
now say of the perpendicular from the point C to the straight line A
B?
[Illustration]
DEMONSTRATION.
We wish to prove that
_A perpendicular is the shortest distance from a point to a straight
line._
Let A B be a straight line, and C A point out of it; then will the
perpendicular C E be the shortest line that can be drawn from the
point to the line.
For draw any other line from C to A B, as C F.
Produce C E until E D equals C E, and join F D.
The two triangles F E C, F E D, have the side C E of the one equal to
the side E D of the other, the side F E common, and the included
angle F E C of the one equal to the included angle F E D of the
other, they are therefore equal, and the side C F equals the side F
D.
But the straight line C D is the shortest distance between the two
points C D; therefore it is shorter than the broken line C F D.
Then C E, the half of C D, is shorter than C F, the half C F D.
And, as C F is any line other than a perpendicular, the perpendicular
C E is the shortest line that can be drawn from C to A B.
[Illustration]
PROPOSITION XVII. THEOREM.
DEMONSTRATION.
We wish to prove that
_A tangent to a circumference is perpendicular to a radius at the
point of contact._
Let the straight line A B be tangent at the point D to the
circumference of the circle whose centre is C.
Join the centre C with the point of contact D, the tangent will be
perpendicular to the radius C D.
For draw any other line from the centre to the tangent, as C F.
As the point D is the only one in which the tangent touches the
circumference, any other point, as F, must be without the
circumference.
Then the line C F, reaching _beyond_ the circumference, must be longer
than the radius C D, which would reach only to it; therefore C D is
shorter than any other line which can be drawn from the point C to
the straight line A B; therefore it is perpendicular to it.
PROPOSITION XVIII. THEOREM.
DEMONSTRATION.
[Illustration]
We wish to prove that
_In any isosceles triangle, the angles opposite the equal sides are
equal._
Let the triangle A B C be isosceles, having the side A B equal to the
side A C; then will the angle B, opposite the side A C, be equal to
the angle C, opposite the equal side A B.
For draw the line A D so as to divide the angle A into two equal
parts, and let it be long enough to divide the side B C at some
point as D.
Now the two triangles A D B, A D C, have the side A B of the one equal
to the side A C of the other, the side A D common to both, and the
included angle B A D of the one equal to the included angle C A D of
the other; therefore the two triangles are equal in all respects,
and the angle B, opposite the side A C, is equal to the angle C,
opposite the side A B.
[Illustration]
PROPOSITION XIX. THEOREM.
DEMONSTRATION.
We wish to prove that,
_If two triangles have the three sides of the one equal to the three
sides of the other, each to each, they are equal in all their
parts._
Let the two triangles A B C, A D C, have the side A B of the one equal
to the side A D of the other; the side B C of the one equal to the
side D C of the other, and the third side likewise equal; then will
the two triangles be equal in all their parts.
For place the two triangles together by their longest side, and join
the opposite vertices B and D by a straight line.
Because the side A B is equal to the side A D, the triangle B A D is
isosceles, and the angles A B D, A D B, opposite the equal sides are
equal.
Because the side B C is equal to the side D C, the triangle B C D is
isosceles, and the angles C B D, C D B, opposite the equal sides are
equal.
If to the angle A B D we add the angle D B C, we shall have the angle
A B C.
And if to the equal of A B D, that is, A B D, we add the equal of D B
C, that is, B D C, we shall have the angle A D C.
Therefore the angle A B C is equal to the angle A D C.
Then the two triangles A B C, A D C, have two sides, and the included
angle of the one equal to two sides and the included angle of the
other, each to each, and are equal in all their parts; that is, the
three angles of the one are equal to the three angles of the other,
and their areas are equal.
[Illustration]
PROPOSITION XX. THEOREM.
DEMONSTRATION.
We wish to prove that
_An angle at the circumference is measured by half the arc on which
it stands._
Let B A D be an angle whose vertex is in the circumference of the
circle whose centre is C; then will it be measured by half the arc B
D.
For through the centre draw the diameter A E, and join the points C
and B.
The exterior angle E C B is equal to the sum of the angles B and B A
C.
Because the sides C A, C B, are radii of the circle, they are equal,
the triangle is isosceles, the angles B and B A C opposite the equal
sides are equal, and the angle B A C is half of both.
Then, because the angle B A C is half of B and B A C, it must be half
of their equal E C B.
But E C B, being at the centre, is measured by B E; then half of it,
or B A C, must be measured by half B E.
In like manner, it may be proved that the angle C A D is measured by
half E D.
Then, because B A C is measured by half B E, and C A D by half E D,
the whole angle B A D must be measured by half the whole arc B D.
SECOND CASE.
Suppose the angle were wholly on one side of the centre, as F A B.
Draw the diameter A E and the radius B C as before.
Prove that the angle B A E is measured by half the arc B E.
Draw another radius from C to F, and prove that F A E is measured by
half the arc F E.
Then, because the angle F A E is measured by half the arc F E, and the
angle B A E is measured by half the arc B E,
The difference of the angles, or F A B, must be measured by half the
difference of the arcs, or half of F B.
[Illustration]
PROPOSITION XXI. THEOREM.
DEMONSTRATION.
We wish to prove that
_Parallel chords intercept equal arcs of the circumference._
Let the chords A B, C D, be parallel; then will the intercepted arcs A
C and B D be equal.
For draw the straight line B C.
Because the lines A B and C D are parallel, the interior alternate
angles A B C, B C D, are equal.
But the angle A B C is measured by half the arc A C;
And the angle B C D is measured by half the arc B D:
Then, because the angles are equal, the half arcs which measure them
must be equal, and the whole arcs themselves must be equal.
[Illustration]
PROPOSITION XXII. THEOREM.
DEMONSTRATION.
We wish to prove that
_The angle formed by a tangent and a chord meeting at the point of
contact is measured by half the intercepted arc._
Let the tangent C A B and the chord A D meet at the point of contact
A; then will the angle B A D be measured by half the intercepted arc
A D.
For draw the diameter A E F.
Because A B is a tangent, and A E a radius at the point of contact,
the angle B A F is a right angle, and is measured by the semicircle
A D F.
Because the angle F A D is at the circumference, it is measured by
half the arc D F.
Then the difference between the angles B A F and D A F, or B A D, must
be measured by half the difference of the arcs A D F and D F, or A
D;
That is, the angle B A D is measured by half the arc A D.
[Illustration]
PROPOSITION XXIII. THEOREM.
DEMONSTRATION.
We wish to prove that
_A tangent and chord parallel to it intercept equal arcs of the
circumference._
Let A B be tangent to the circumference at the point D, and let C F be
a chord parallel to the tangent; then will the intercepted arcs C D
and D F be equal.
For from the point of contact D, draw the straight line D C.
Because the tangent and chord are parallel, the interior alternate
angles A D C and D C F are equal.
But the angle A D C, being formed by the tangent D A and the chord D
C, is measured by half the intercepted arc D C;
And the angle D C F, being at the circumference, is measured by half
the arc on which it stands, D F:
Then, because the angles are equal, the half arcs which measure them
are equal, and the arcs themselves are equal.
[Illustration]
PROPOSITION XXIV. THEOREM.
DEMONSTRATION.
We wish to prove that
_The angle formed by the intersection of two chords in a circle is
measured by half the sum of the intercepted arcs._
Let the chords A B and C D intersect each other in the point E; then
will the angle B E D or A E C be measured by half the sum of the
arcs A C, B D.
For from the point C draw C F parallel to A B.
Because the chords A B and C F are parallel, the arcs A C, B F, are
equal.
Add each of these equals to B D, and we have B D plus A C equal to B D
plus B F; that is, the sum of the arcs B D, A C, is equal to the arc
F D.
Because the chords A B, C F, are parallel, the opposite exterior and
interior angles D E B, D C F, are equal.
But D C F is an angle at the circumference, and is therefore measured
by half the arc F D.
Then the equal angle D E B must be measured by half of the arc F D, or
its equal B D, plus A C.
[Illustration]
PROPOSITION XXV. THEOREM.
DEMONSTRATION.
We wish to prove that
_The angle formed by two secants meeting without a circle is measured
by half the difference of the intercepted arcs._
Let the secants A B, A C, intersect the circumference in the points D
and E; then will the angle B A C be measured by half the difference
between the arcs B C and D E.
For from the point D draw the chord D F parallel to E C.
Because A C and D F are parallel, the opposite exterior and interior
angles B D F and B A C are equal.
Because the chords D F, E C, are parallel, the arcs D E and F C are
equal.
If from the arc B C we take the arc D E, or its equal F C, we shall
have left the arc B F;
But the angle B D F, being at the circumference, is measured by half
the arc B F:
Then the equal of B D F, or B A C, must be measured by half the arc B
F, or half the difference between the intercepted arcs B C and D E.
APPENDIX.
NOTE A.—To those teachers who think that the line should be derived
from a surface, and the surface from a solid, the author would say,
that, according to his experience, children apprehend the ideas
conveyed by the terms _line_ and _surface_ as readily as they do any
ideas whatever; and that, therefore, there seems to be no necessity
for extraordinary care in this case to avoid giving wrong
impressions.
Still, if it be considered desirable in this manner to derive lines
and surfaces, it will be apparent that all that can be done in the
matter is to give such instruction only by way of a preliminary
lesson.
* * * * *
NOTE B.—Crooked and curved lines are here treated of before straight
lines, because the first two are defined by means of an affirmative
property,—they _do_ change direction; while the last is defined by
means of the absence of one,—they do _not_ change direction. It is
easier for a child to comprehend what is than what is _not_.
* * * * *
NOTE C.—If the pupils are old enough, they may be shown that
vertical lines cannot be parallel, but only seem so on account of
their shortness and nearness to each other.
* * * * *
NOTE D.—This definition may be considered objectionable because
_rhomboid_ means like a rhomb. That the more general figure, the
rhomboid, has been named from the more restricted one, the rhomb, is
unfortunate, because it interferes with the symmetry of the
nomenclature. The rhomb possesses all the properties of the
rhomboid, and should, therefore, when these are considered, be
called by the same name; its additional property entitles it to a
name which should comprehend the other names. If the rectangle had
been called a squaroid, the difficulty would have been repeated.
* * * * *
NOTE E.—If teachers consider it desirable, they may require the
class to prove, by way of corollary, such propositions as assert the
parallelism of the lines when the interior alternate angles are
equal, when the opposite exterior and interior angles are equal,
&c., in continuation of what has already been done.
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