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impossible: therefore the straight line KA is not equal to B. XII. LE.
But let KA be less than LE, and make LM equal to KA, and from the centre L, and distance LM, describe the circle MNOP, meeting the straight lines LE, LF, LG, LH, in M, N, O, P; and join MN, NO, OP, PM, which are respectively parallel a to, and less than EF, FG, GH, HE: then because EH a 2. 6. is greater than MP, AD is greater than MP; and the circles
ABCD, MNOP are equal; therefore the circumference AD is greater than MP; for the same reason, the circumference BC is greater than NO; and because the straight line AB is greater than EF, which is greater than MN, much more is AB greater than MN : therefore the circumference AB is greater than MN; and, for the same reason, the circumference DC is greater than PO: therefore the whole circumference ABCD is greater than the whole MNOP; but it is likewise equal to it, which is impossible : therefore KA is not less than LE; nor is it equal to it; the straight line KA must therefore be greater than LE. Q. E. D.
Cor. And if there be an isosceles triangle, the sides of which are equal to AD, BC, but its base less than AB the greater of the two sides AB, DC; the straight line KA may, in the same manner, be demonstrated to be greater than the straight line drawn from the centre to the circumference of the circle de scribed about the triangle.
PROP. XVII. PROB.
TO describe in the greater of two sphere's which have the same centre, a solid polyhedron, the superficies of which shall not meet the lesser sphere.
Let there be two spheres about the same centre A; it is required to describe in the greater a solid polyhedron, the superficies of which shall not meet the lesser sphere.
Let the spheres be cut by a plane passing through the centre; the common sections of it with the spheres shall be circles; because the sphere is described by the revolution of a semicircle about the diameter remaining unmoveable; so that in whatever position the semicircle be conceived, the common section of the plane in which it is with the superficies of the sphere is the circumference of a circle; and this is a great circle of the
sphere, because the diameter of the sphere, which is like wise 2 15. 3. the diameter of the circle, is greater a than any straight line
in the circle or sphere: let then the circle made by the section of the plane with the greater sphere be BCDE, and with the lesser sphere be FGH; and draw the two diameters BD, CE
at right angles to one another; and in BCDE, the greater of b 16. 12. the two circles, describe b a polygon of an even number of e
qual sides not meeting the lesser circle FGH: and let its sides, in BE, the fourth part of the circle, be BK, KL, LM, ME; join KA and produce it to N; and from A draw AX at right angles to the plane of the circle BCDE meeting the superficies of the sphere in the point X; and let planęs pass through AX, and each of the straight lines BD, KN, which, from what has been said, shall produce great circles on the superficies of the sphere, and let BXD, KXN be the semicircles thus made upon the diameters BD, KN: therefore because XA is at right
angles to the plane of the circle BCDE, every plane which ¢ 18. 11. passes through XA is at right c angles to the plane of the circle
BCDE; wherefore the semicircles BXD, KXN are at right angles to that plane: and because the semicircles BED, BXD, KXN, upon the equal diameters BD, KN, are equal to one another, their halves BE, BX, KX, are equal to one another; therefore, as many sides of the polygon as are in BE, so many there are in BX, X equal to the sides BK, KL, LM, ME: let these polygons be described, and their sides be BO, OP, PR, RX; KS, ST, TY, YX, and join
OS, PT, RY; and from the points O, S, draw OV, SQ perpen- B. XII. diculars to AB, AK: and because the plane BOXD is at right angles to the plane BCDE, and in one of them BOXD, OV is drawn perpendicular to AB the common section of the planes, therefore OV is perpendicular a to the plane BCDE: for the a 4. def. same reason SQ is perpendicular to the same plane, because 11. the plane KSXN is at right angles to the plane BCDE. Join VQ; and because in the equal semicircles BXD, KXN the
circumferences BO, KS are equal, and OV, SQ are perpendicular to their diameters, therefore d OV is equal to SQ; d 26. 1. and BV equal to KQ: but the whole BA is equal to the whole KA, therefore the remainder VA is equal to the remainder QA: as therefore BV is to VA, so is KQ to QA, wherefore VQ is parallel e to BK: and because OV, SQ are each of e 2. 6. them at right angles to the plane of the circle BCDE, OV is parallel f to SQ; and it has been proved that it is also equal f 6. 11. io it; therefore QV, SO are equal and parallel 8: and because g 33. 1.
g QV is parallel to SO, and also to KB; OS is parallel h to BK; h 9. 11. and therefore BO, KS which join them are in the same plane
B. XII. in which these parallels are, and the quadrilateral figure KBOS
is in one plane: and if PB, TK be joined, and perpendiculars be drawn from the points P, T to the straight lines AB, AK, it may be demonstrated, that TP is parallel to KB in the very
same way that SO was shown to be parallel to the same KB; a 9. 11. wherefore a TP is parallel to SO, and the quadrilateral figure
SOPT is in one plane: for the same reason, the quadrilateral b 2. 11. TPRY is in one plane : and the figure YRX is also in one planet.
Therefore, if from the points O, S, P, T, R, Y there be drawn straight lines to the point A, there shall be formed a solid po, lyhedron between the circumferences BX, KX composed of pyramids, the bases of which are the quadrilaterals KBOS, SOPT, TPRY, and the triangle YRX, and of which the common vertex is the point A: and if the same construction be made upon each of the sides KL, LM, ME, as has been done upon BK, and the like be done also in the other three quadrants, and in the other hemisphere ; there shall be formed a solid polyhedron described in the sphere, compom
sed of pyramids, the bases of which are the aforesaid quadri- B. XII. lateral figures, and the triangle YRX, and those formed in the like manner in the rest of the sphere, the common vertex of them all being the point A: and the superficies of this solid polyhedron does not meet the lesser sphere in which is the circle FGH: for, from the point A draw a AZ perpendicular a 11. 11. to the plane of the quadrilateral KBOS meeting it in Z, and join BZ, ZK: and because AZ is perpendicular to the plane KBOS, it makes right angles with every straight line meeting it in that plane; therefore AZ is perpendicular to BZ and ZK : and because AB is equal to AK, and that the squares of AZ, ZB, are equal to the square of AB; and the squares of AZ, ZK to the square of AK b; therefore the squares of AZ, ZB b 47. 1. are equal to the squares of AZ, ZK: take from these equals the square of AZ, the remaining square of BZ is equal to the remaining square of ZK; and therefore the straight line BZ is equal to ZK; in the like manner it may be demonstrated, that the straight lines drawn from the point Z to the points (), S are equal to BZ or ZK : therefore the circle described from the centre Z, and distance ZB, shall pass through the points K, O, S, and KBOS shall be a quadrilateral figure in the circle: and because KB is greater than QV, and QV equal to So, therefore KB is greater than SO: but KB is equal to each of the straight lines BO, KS; wherefore each of the circumferences cut off by KB, BO, KS is greater than that cut off by OS; and these three circumferences, together with a fourth equal to one of them, are greater than the same three together with that cut off by OS; that is, than the whole circumference of the circle; therefore the circumference subtended by KB is greater than the fourth part of the whole circumference of the circle KBOS, and consequently the angle BZK at the centre is greater than a right angle: and because the angle BZK is obtuse, the square of BK is greater c than the squares of BZ, ZK;c 12. 2. that is, greater than twice the square of BZ. Join KV, and because in the triangles KBV, OBV, KB, BV are equal to OB, BV, and that they contain equal angles; the angle KVB is equal d to the angle OVB: and OVB is a right angle; there-d 4. 1. fore also KVB is a right angle: and because BD is less than twice DV, the rectangle contained by DB, BV is less than twice the rectangle DVB ; that is e, the square of KB is less e 8. 6. than twice the square of KV: but the square of KB is greater than twice the square of BZ: therefore the square of KV is greater than the square of BZ: and because BA is equal to AK, and that the squares of BZ, ZA are equal together to the square of BA, and the squares of KV, VA to the square of AK; therefore the squares of BZ, ZA are equal to the squares of KV, VA; and of these the square of KV is greater than the