## A treatise on the application of analysis to solid geometry, commenced by D.F. Gregory, concluded by W. Walton |

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**MATHEMATICAL TRACTS . On the Lunar and Planetary Theories ; the Figure of the Earth**; Precession and Notation ; the Calculus of Variations , and the Undulatory Theory of Optics . By G. B. AIRY , Astronomer Royal . Third Edition . 8vo . Page

**MATHEMATICAL TRACTS . On the Lunar and Planetary Theories ; the Figure of the Earth**; Precession and Notation ; the Calculus of Variations , and the Undulatory Theory of Optics . By G. B. AIRY , Astronomer Royal . Third Edition . 8vo . Page

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Page 16 - To express the area of a triangle in terms of the coordinates of its angular points.

Page 307 - A Treatise on the Application of Analysis to Solid Geometry. Commenced by DF GREGORY, MA, late Fellow and Assistant Tutor of Trinity College, Cambridge ; Concluded by W. WALTON, MA, Trinity College, Cambridge.

Page 10 - It, so that PR is equal to MN. Now the inclination of a straight line to a plane is the angle which the line makes with the intersection of the plane and a plane perpendicular to it passing through the line. Since, then, PM and QN are perpendicular to ABCD, the plane of PQMN is also perpendicular to it, and the inclination of PQ to the plane AB CD is measured by the angle between PQ and MN or the equal angle QPR.

Page 280 - The sum of the squares of the projections of any three conjugate diameters on a fixed line is constant. Instead of projecting the diameters on the line directly, it is better to project the coordinates of the extremities of each diameter, and add them. Now, if X...