# A Textbook on Plumbing, Heating, and Ventilation, Volumen1

1897

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Página 145 - A sphere is a solid bounded by a curved surface, every point of which is equally distant from a point within called the center.
Página 157 - Newton's Three Laws of Motion," and are as follows: (1) All bodies continue in a state of rest, or of uniform motion in a straight line, unless acted upon by some external force that compels a change.
Página 100 - The terms of a ratio are the two numbers to be compared ; thus, in the above ratio, 20 and 4 are the terms. When both terms are considered together, they are called a couplet ; when considered separately, the first term is called the antecedent, and the second term the consequent. Thus, in the ratio 20 : 4, 20 and 4 form a couplet, and 20 is the antecedent, and 4 the consequent.
Página 104 - The first and fourth terms of a proportion are called the extremes; and the second and third terms the means. Thus, in the proportion a : b = с : d, a and d are the extremes, and b and с the means.
Página 14 - The number thus added to itself, or the number to be multiplied, is called the multiplicand. The number which shows how many times the multiplicand is to be taken, or the number by which we multiply, is called the multiplier.
Página 45 - Subtract, as in whole numbers, and place the decimal point in the remainder, directly under the decimal points above.
Página 193 - The pressure per unit of area exerted anywhere upon a mass of liquid is transmitted undiminished in all directions, and acts with the same force upon all surfaces, in a direction at right angles to those surfaces.
Página 53 - RULE. — Annex ciphers to the numerator and divide by the denominator. Point off as many decimal places in the quotient as there are ciphers annexed.
Página 120 - A circle is a plane figure bounded by a curved line, called the circumference, every point of which is equally distant from a point within called the center.
Página 19 - The number to be divided is called the dividend. The number by which we divide is called the divisor.