A Manual of Surveying for India, Detailing the Mode of Operations on the Revenue Surveys in Bengal and the North-western Provinces

W. Thacker, 1851 - Surveying - 718 pages

Contents

 CHAPTER 1 PRACTICAL GEOMETRY 9 PRACTICAL GEOMETRY 25 TRIGONOMETRY 45 MENSURATION OF PLANES 61 ON THE SPIRIT LEVEL 156 THE TRANSIT INSTRUMENT 170 ON MATHEMATICAL DRAWING INSTRU 191
 ON BAROMETRICAL HEIGHTS 457 Remarks on BarometersOn the Construction 468 ON LEVELLING 481 ON CONTOURING 500 INSTRUMENTS FOR PLOTTING 511 ON THE RECESS OR OFFICE DUTIES OF 515 CHAPTER Page 543 ON THE METHOD OF DESCRIBING 548

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Page 7 - Things which are equal to the same thing are equal to one another. 2. If equals be added to equals the wholes are equal. 3. If equals be taken from equals the remainders are equal. 4. If equals be added to unequals the wholes are unequal. 5. If equals be taken from unequals the remainders are unequal. 6. Things which are double of the same are equal to one another.
Page 2 - But when a straight line standing upon another straight line makes the adjacent angles equal to one another, each of the angles is a right angle : (Ю.
Page 14 - The angle in a semicircle is a right angle ; the angle in a segment greater than a semicircle is less than a right angle ; and the angle in a segment less than a semicircle is greater than a right angle.
Page 12 - F, which is the common vertex of the triangles: that is », together with four right angles. Therefore all the angles of the figure, together with four right angles are equal to twice as many right angles as the figure has sides.
Page 240 - Upon the same base, and on the same side of it, there cannot be two triangles that have their sides which are terminated in one extremity of the base equal to one another, and likewise those which are terminated in the other extremity.
Page 2 - When several angles are at one point B, any one of them is expressed by three letters, of which the letter that is at the vertex of the angle, that is, at the point in which the straight lines that contain the angle meet one another, is put between the other two letters, and one of these two...
Page 4 - A diameter of a circle is a straight line drawn through the centre, and terminated both ways by the circumference.
Page 273 - All the interior angles of any rectilineal figure, together with four right angles, are equal to twice as many right angles as the figure has sides.
Page 149 - ... to make the objects appear on the other wire ; if the contact still remains perfect, the axis of the telescope is in proper adjustment ; if not, it must be altered by moving the two screws which fasten, to the up-and-down piece, the collar into which the telescope screws. This adjustment is not very liable to be deranged.
Page 5 - The circumference of every circle is supposed to be divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees...