In a similar manner, four covertical equilateral triangles stand on a square base.
If the faces be all equal equilateral triangles the solid is termed the "regular" tetrahedron.
Five equilateral triangles covertically placed would stand on a pentagonal base, and it was found that, by forming several sets of such pyramids, a solid could be obtained which had zo triangular faces, which met in pairs to form 30 edges, and in fives to form 12 vertices.
32 was first proved in a general way by the Pythagoreans; but, on the other hand, we learn from Geminus that the ancient geometers observed the equality to two right angles in each kind of triangle - in the equilateral first, then in the isosceles, and lastly in the scalene (Apoll.
Ladenburg (Ber., 2, p. 140) devised his prism formula (IV), the six carbon atoms being placed at the six corners of a right equilateral triangular prism, with its plane projections (V, VI).
The regular octahedron has for its faces equilateral triangles; it is the reciprocal of the cube.
The equilateral triangle is the basis of the tetrahedron, octahedron and icosahedron.'
Nicaragua forms an irregular equilateral triangle with its base stretching for 280 m.
The names of these five solids are: (r) the tetrahedron, enclosed by four equilateral triangles; (2) the cube or hexahedron, enclosed by 6 squares; (3) the octahedron, enclosed by 8 equilateral triangles; (4) the dodecahedron, enclosed by 12 pentagons; (5) the icosahedron, enclosed by 20 equilateral triangles.
The theorem, then, seems to have been arrived at by induction, and may have been suggested by the contemplation of floors or walls covered with tiles of the form of equilateral triangles, or squares, or hexagons.
8) be an equilateral triangle, the angular points corresponding to the three pure metals A, B, C. C Then the composition of any alloy can be FIG.
Warren type in which the bracing bars form equilateral triangles, the Whipple Murphy in which the struts are vertical and the ties inclined, and the lattice in which both struts and ties are inclined at equal angles, usually 45° with the horizontal.
Incidentally Pappus describes the thirteen other polyhedra bounded by equilateral and equiangular but not similar polygons, discovered by Archimedes, and finds, by a method recalling that of Archimedes, the surface and volume of a sphere.
Inside an equilateral triangle, for instance, of height h, - 2Ra/3y/h, (8) where a, 13, y are the perpendiculars on the sides of the triangle.
These problems were also attacked by the Arabian mathematicians; Tobit ben Korra (836-901) is credited with a solution, while Abul Gud solved it by means of a parabola and an equilateral hyperbola.
Octahedra having triangular faces other than equilateral occur as crystal forms. See Polyhedron and Crystallography.
If three equilateral triangles be placed at a common vertex with their covertical sides coincident in pairs, it is seen that the base is an equal equilateral triangle; hence four equal equilateral triangles enclose a space.
In the case of a biaxal plate perpendicular to the bisector of the acute angle between the optic axes, the curves of constant retardation are approximately Cassini's ovals, and the lines of like polarization are equilateral hyperbolae passing through the points corresponding to the optic axes.
A third reflecting plate is sometimes employed, the cross-section of the three forming an equilateral triangle.
Division of the nucleolus by elongation, construction, and equilateral division of the nucleus.
The isothermals are approximately equilateral hyperbolas (pv= constant), with the axes of p and v for asymptotes, for a gas or unsaturated vapour, but coincide with the isopiestics for a saturated vapour in presence of its liquid.
Unicardiidae.-Shell sub-orbicular, nearly equilateral, with concentric striae.
V = 3rA = 2 1 4 / 3 n F tan -II cot e a = 2 I 1 3 n F cot e a cos a/ (sin' a -cos t 13) 2 R =1-/ tan IT tan 0=1/ sin 13/(sin e a-cost r =Zl tan 21 cot a= Il cot a cos 13/(sin" a -cos' (3)L 1 In the language of Proclus, the commentator: " The equilateral triangle is the proximate cause of the three elements, ` fire,' ` air ' and ` water '; but the square is annexed to the ` earth.'
The French army was thus disposed almost in an equilateral triangle with sides of about 570 m., with 95,000 men at the apex at Moscow opposed to 120,000, 30,000 about Brest opposite ioo,000, and 17,000 about Drissa confronted by 40,000, whilst in the centre of the base at Smolensk lay Victor's corps, about 30,000.
Dimyarian, with orbicular and almost equilateral shell; adherent; hinge without teeth Sand ligament internal.