## The Encyclopedia of Architecture, Historical, Theoretical, and Practical |

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The ellipsis is of so frequent occurrence in architectural works , that an

acquaintance with all the properties of the

is of great importance to the architect . Excepting the circle , which may be called

an ...

The ellipsis is of so frequent occurrence in architectural works , that an

acquaintance with all the properties of the

**curve**, and the modes of describing it ,is of great importance to the architect . Excepting the circle , which may be called

an ...

Page 314

A line parallel to the axis , intercepted by a double ordinate and a tangent at the

vertex of that ordinate , will be divided by the

itself divides the double ordinate . Let QM ( fig . 451. ) be the double ordinate , MT

...

A line parallel to the axis , intercepted by a double ordinate and a tangent at the

vertex of that ordinate , will be divided by the

**curve**in the same ratio us the lineitself divides the double ordinate . Let QM ( fig . 451. ) be the double ordinate , MT

...

Page 315

The uses of the parabolic

is the

diffused over its length , and that therefore it should be included in the depth of

lintels ...

The uses of the parabolic

**curve**in architecture are many . The theorists say that itis the

**curve**of equilibrium for an arch which has to sustain a load uniformlydiffused over its length , and that therefore it should be included in the depth of

lintels ...

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