Those episodes were great but they lacked some of the great things that happen when you let arcs grow.
In the employment of arcs of circles several methods of finding the necessary radius are found in practice.
Secondly, "an ellipse or oval" is composed of four arcs of circles.
The profiles illustrated in the following drawings have this dominant element and are in no case composed of arcs of circles.
That contained under three arcs of great circles of a sphere.
A great piece of luck, they did beautifully: the rate of description of areas (not arcs) is uniform.
They are made in sets of arcs of concentric circles (see fig. 80, A).
But at the Ends of the arcs they retain'd their Order unchanged.
These arcs have been made of both the open and enclosed type.
A line through the center of a circle perpendicular to a chord bisects the chord and the arcs subtended by it.
late 14c., originally in reference to the sun's apparent motion in the sky, from Old French arc "bow, arch, vault" (12c.), from Latin arcus "a bow, arch," from PIE root *arku- "bowed, curved" (cf. Gothic arhvazna "arrow," Old English earh, Old Norse ör; also, via notion of "supple, flexible," Greek arkeuthos, Latvian ercis "juniper," Russian rakita, Czech rokyta, Serbo-Croatian rakita "brittle willow"). Electrical sense is from 1821.
1893, in the electrical sense, from arc (n.). Meaning "to move in an arc" attested by 1954. Related: Arced; arcing.
A curved line or segment of a circle.