# Mathematics Simplified And Made Attractive; Or, The Laws Of Motion Explained

## byThomas Fisher

### Paperback | June 27, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ... a Greek word signifying similarly described. But there would be equal truth and propriety in saying or teaching as an axiom, all squares are to each other as the circles of their diameters. All plane figures are to each other as the circles of their homologous sides. The real truth is that all plane figures, whatever may be their outline, regular or irregular, bounded by straight lines or bounded by curve lines, whether squares, octagons, or triangles, whether circles or ovals, or any irregular figure, are to each other as their length multiplied by their breadth. We have thus in this diagram established the circle of one inch in diameter, of one inch in length, and one inch in breadth, as an Unit Circle, which bears the same ratio to the other circles of increased length and breadth that the respective squares do to the unit square of one inch. In Figure 6, omitting the squares, we have at the centre simply the circle of one inch in diameter, and successively circles of two, three, four, five, six, seven, and eight inches in diameter. These diameters of course represent length and breadth, and multiplied, each into itself, give areas of one, four, nine, sixteen, twenty-five, thirty-six, forty-nine, sixty-four, for the areas of the respective circles. PLATE No. 8. The fine geometrical lines on which this figure is constructed, were drawn originally with all practicable accuracy. The stronger black and red lines are drawn within, and entirely independent of these, and are solely for a more distinct impression on the eye. The coloring which I have thought it proper to use must be regarded as an expedient independent of the geometrical value of the diagram, and entirely defensible only on the plea of greater distinctness. Drawn in black from the...

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Title:Mathematics Simplified And Made Attractive; Or, The Laws Of Motion ExplainedFormat:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:June 27, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217781802

ISBN - 13:9780217781800