cathetus


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cathetus

(ˈkæθɪtəs)
n
a straight line or radius positioned perpendicular to another line or radius
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In the triangle of the IP two cathetus correspond to active and non-active instantaneous powers.
Book Six concludes the work by focusing on image distortion, applying the cathetus rule to an analysis of the various misperceptions that arise in the seven types of mirrors he studies in the two previous books.