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Proposition: 1.11: Constructing a Perpendicular Segment to a Straight Line From a Given Point On the Straight Line
Euclid's Formulation
To draw a straight line at right angles to a given straight line from a given point on it.
Modern Formulation
It is possible to construct a segment at a right angle to a given straight line $AB$ from an arbitrary point $C$ on the straight line.
Table of Contents
Proofs: 1
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Proofs: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Propositions: 25 26 27
Sections: 28
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References
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 Callahan, Daniel: "Euclidâ€™s 'Elements' Redux" 2014
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 Casey, John: "The First Six Books of the Elements of Euclid"
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 Fitzpatrick, Richard: Euclid's "Elements of Geometry"