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# JB/135/237/001

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1820 May 27 M
Posology 1

II Morphoscopics
47

10
Mode of distinguishing
figures from figures
is by their boundaries

Question 10. By what means is it that figures different bodies are described
and distinguished from each other? in respect of their figure

Ans. By their boundaries.

11
The boundary of a body
are a surface

Question What are the boundaries of a fig body?

Ans. Its surfaces.

12
The boundaries of a
surface are its lines.

Question What are the boundaries of a surface?

Ans. Lines.

13
The boundaries of a
line are its points

Question What are the boundaries of a surface? line?

14
Surfaces a body
may have in any
number less than
three: they are termed
its sides

Ques How many surfaces may a body have
for its boundaries

Ans. It may have them in any number: but it can
not fewer than threeX: namely length, breadth and thickness[+]
[+] in which constitutes
its length, in which constitutes
in which constitutes
its thickness. II

X qe four

Question How many right lines may a surface have
for its boundaries?

Ans. It may have them in any number. But
it can not have fewer than three: which those are termed its three sides

Questn How many points may

15
Name generally given
to a three sided figure
of one surface, a triangle (a)

Question. What is the name that has been generally
given to a surface having for its boundaries three lines
and no more.

Ans. A triangle

Question Why has it been called a triangle?

Ans. Because being a [three sided] figure surface with three sides
it can not but have three angles that is to say corners: namely
a corner opposite to each one of the sides (a)

15 (a)
☞ Note here
the irregularity of the
denominations
1. Triangle
3. Pentagon
6. Hexagon &c.

16
Number of boundaries
a line can have, two
and no more.

Question How many points may can a line have for its
boundaries.

Ans. It has Two, and no more

17
A Trilateral a triangle
should have been called

18
Sorts of lines, two
1. Right or say straight
Quere whether crooked
or say bent?
2. Curve

Question How many, and what, are the sorts of lines
that require in the first place to be distinguished from each
other.

Ans. Two: a right line called also a straight line; and a
curved line, called also a curve, or crooked line.

II ☞ Here insert an explanation of length breadth & thickness.

Identifier: | JB/135/237/001
"JB/" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 135.

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