Definition: Def. 11.17: Diameter of a Sphere

(Definition 17 from Book 11 of Euclid's “Elements”)

And the diameter of the sphere is any straight line which is drawn through the center (of the sphere) and terminated in both directions by the surface of the sphere.

Modern Formulation

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Corollaries: 1
Proofs: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Propositions: 9 10 11 12

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  1. Fitzpatrick, Richard: Euclid's "Elements of Geometry"

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  1. Prime.mover and others: "Pr∞fWiki",, 2016