Sentence Examples


  • The distance of the lucid points was the tangent of the magnified angles subtended by the stars to a radius of io ft.
  • Here and there particular curves, for example, had been obliged to yield the secret of their tangent; but the ancient geometers apparently had no consciousness of the general bearings of the methods which they so successfully applied.
  • Fermat and Descartes agreed in regarding the tangent to a curve as a secant of that curve with the two points of intersection coinciding, while Roberval regarded it as the direction of the composite movement by which the curve can be described.
  • The tangent at any point bisects the angle between the focal distances of the point, and the normal is equally inclined to the focal distances.
  • If the tangent at P meets the asymptotes in R, R', then CR.CR' = CS 2.

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