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" To divide a given straight line into two parts, so that the rectangle contained by the whole and one of the parts, shall be equal to the square of the other part. "
A companion to Euclid: being a help to the understanding and remembering of ... - Página 45
por Euclides - 1837 - 88 páginas
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History of Mathematics, Volumen2

David E. Smith - 1958 - 736 páginas
...also gives in the Elements such geometric problems as the following : To cut a given straight line so that the rectangle contained by the whole and one of the segments shall be equal to the square on the remaining segment.3 This may be represented algebraically...
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Mathematical Thought from Ancient to Modern Times: Volume 1

Morris Kline - 1990 - 428 páginas
...EUCLID AND APOLLONIUS H D Figure 4. 10 Figure 4. 11 Proposition 1 1 . To cut a given straight line so that the rectangle contained by the whole and one of the segments is equal to the square on the remaining segment. This requires that we divide AB (Fig. 4.10)...
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The Architecture of Bridge Design

David Bennett - 1997 - 198 páginas
...beauty. It was neatly summarised by Euclid in two of his propositions: "to cut a given straight line so that the rectangle contained by the whole and one of the segments is equal to the square m the remaining segment" and "to cut a given finite line in extreme...
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The Mathematics of Measurement: A Critical History

John James Roche, ROCHE - 1998 - 330 páginas
...Euclid book II, proposition 1 1 is an example of a construction problem: To cut a given straight line so that the rectangle contained by the whole and one of the segments is equal to the square on the remaining segment'. Heath points out24 that this is equivalent,...
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De arte mensurandi

Johannes de Muris, Hubertus Lambertus Ludovicus Busard - 1998 - 392 páginas
...radius of the circle (Campanus IV. 15 Porism). Prop. 3 reads as follows: To cut a given straight line so that the rectangle contained by the whole and one of the segments is equal to the square on the remaining segment (Campanus 11.11). From Prop. 4: If the radius...
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Mathematical Expeditions: Chronicles by the Explorers

Reinhard Laubenbacher, David Pengelley - 2000 - 278 páginas
...Hint: See Figure 5.6. Exercise 5.9: Proposition 1 1 in Book II states: To cut a given straight line so that the rectangle contained by the whole and one of the segments is equal to the square on the remaining segment. Which type of quadratic equation can be solved...
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Greek Science of the Hellenistic Era: A Sourcebook

Georgia Lynette Irby, Georgia Lynette Irby-Massie, Paul Turquand Keyser - 2002 - 392 páginas
...proportion used in the Parthenon, which we call (sqrt(5)+1)/2 = 1.618...] To cut a given straight line so that the rectangle contained by the whole and one of the segments is equal to die square on the remaining segment. Let AB be die given straight line (Figure...
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Mathematics and the Divine: A Historical Study

Teun Koetsier, Luc Bergmans - 2004 - 716 páginas
...that this proportion occurs: in Book II, prop. 11, Euclid instructs us to "cut a given straight line so that the rectangle contained by the whole and one of the segments is equal to the square on the remaining segment". 10 This implies that the division of AB...
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A History of Abstract Algebra

Israel Kleiner - 2007 - 168 páginas
...algebraically as (a + b)2 — a2 + 2ab + b2. Proposition II. 1 1 states: "To cut a given straight line so that the rectangle contained by the whole and one of the segments is equal to the square on the remaining segment." It asks, in algebraic language, to solve...
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