The Harmony of the World by Johannes Kepler, ed. trans. E. J. Aiton, A. M. Duncan & J.

By Johannes Kepler, ed. trans. E. J. Aiton, A. M. Duncan & J. V. Field

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Kepler seems to have worked primarily from the original Greek text of the Elements (see note 23 below). >9 If the ratio between the squares were that of one square number to another, then the original length (taken to be inexpressible) would turn out to be expressible after all. In algebraic terms, we have a length, /, whose square is equal to the product of two numbers p , q each of which is expressible, at least in square. Thus, I X I = p X q (1). This makes I a mean proportional between/? and q, that is, in modern parlance, their geometric mean.

Ill, pp. 448-449. ” ^’’ Euclid trans. Heath, vol. Ill, pp. 203-206. 36 C ons t ruc t i on B ook I this line and PX, an Expressible line, has an area equal to that of a square whose side is a mizon: but the squares of PG and GX are equal to the rectangles APX, AXP^^ each to each, therefore PG is an Elasson and GX a Mizon. So here we have agreement between the names of the qualities and the names of the proportions. ’^ In the same way GX is firstly called the greater part {major) of the whole line PGX divided in proportional section; second it is called the “‘major’” line or Element of the whole line PGX, as this is, quali­ tatively, a Mizon in its own right, as also is the whole line PGX in its own right: but the lines which are compounded to construct the Mizon line GX are not shown here.

So if we now introduce rules, imposing a definite proportion upon pairs [of lines], not given in such a way that when they were combined they formed one of the twelve kinds [of line already discussed]; but the pairs given in some other way, namely when it is required for one given line also to find its greater part so that the ratio of the smaller to the greater part will be equal to the ratio of the greater part to the sum of them both; or alternatively the ratio of the greater to the smaller will be equal to the ratio of the smaller to the remainder.

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