## The Elements of Euclid; viz. the first six books, together with the eleventh and twelfth. Also the book of Euclid's Data. By R. Simson. To which is added, A treatise on the construction of the trigonometrical canon [by J. Christison] and A concise account of logarithms [by A. Robertson]. |

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“ That excepting a very few interpolations , explications , and additions , Theon altered nothing in Euclid . ” But , by often considering and comparing together the Definitions and Demonstrations as they are in the

“ That excepting a very few interpolations , explications , and additions , Theon altered nothing in Euclid . ” But , by often considering and comparing together the Definitions and Demonstrations as they are in the

**Greek**editions ... Page vi

... solved by help of the Data may be the more casily made . Marinus ' , the philosopher's preface , which , in the

... solved by help of the Data may be the more casily made . Marinus ' , the philosopher's preface , which , in the

**Greek**edition , is prefixed to the Data , is here left out , as being of 1 no use to understand them . At the end of. Page vii

... the demonstration of the proposition becomes the analysis of the problem . WHEREIN this edition differs from the

... the demonstration of the proposition becomes the analysis of the problem . WHEREIN this edition differs from the

**Greek**, and the reasons of the alterations from it , will be shewn in the Notes at the end of the Data . Page x

Dr. Trail , formerly professor of Mathematics at Aberdeen ; Dr. James Moor , 1

Dr. Trail , formerly professor of Mathematics at Aberdeen ; Dr. James Moor , 1

**Greek**professor at Glasgow ; and professor Robison of Edinburgh X SHORT ACCOUNT OF. Page xi

**Greek**professor at Glasgow ; and professor Robison of Edinburgh , with many others of distinguished merit . In the year 1758 , Dr. S. being then 71 years of age , found it necessary to employ an assistant in teaching ; and in 1761 ...### What people are saying - Write a review

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