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" The circumference of every circle is supposed to be divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees ; and each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes ; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds ; and these into thirds, etc. "
Instructions Given in the Drawing School Established by the Dublin Society ... - Page 241
by Joseph Fenn - 1769
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The Elements of Euclid: The Errors by which Theon, Or Others, Have Long ...

Robert Simson - Trigonometry - 1827 - 546 pages
...circumference of a circle is supposed to be divided into 360 equal parts called degrees, and each degree into 60 equal parts called minutes, and each minute into 60 equal parts called seconds, &c. And as many degrees, minutes, seconds, &c. as are contained in any arch, of so many degrees, minutes,...
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An introduction to modern geography

James Thomson - 1827 - 1012 pages
...circle be divided into 360 equal parts, each of them is called a degree. Each degree is subdivided into 60 equal parts, called minutes; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called * Geography is a description of the earth ; and is distinguished by different names, according to tha...
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The Common School Manual: A Regular and Connected Course of Elementary ...

Montgomery Robert Bartlett - Education - 1828 - 426 pages
...circumference of every circle, is supposed to be divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees; each degree into 60 equal parts called minutes; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds; and these into thirds, &c. Now, as all circles are not of the same magnitude, and as they are all divided...
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Elements of Geometry and Trigonometry: With Notes

Adrien Marie Legendre - Geometry - 1828 - 346 pages
...circumference of the circle is conceived to be divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees ; each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds. The semicircumference, or the measure of two right angles, contains 180 degrees; the quarter of the...
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Elements of Surveying: With the Necessary Tables

Charles Davies - Surveying - 1830 - 318 pages
...circumference of the circle is supposed to be divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees ; each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes ; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds. 26. As the circumference of a circle may be regarded as a proper measure of angles, having their vertices...
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Easy Lessons in Geography and History: Designed for the Use of the Younger ...

Joseph Allen - America - 1832 - 128 pages
...360 equal parts, called degrees, and each degree contains about 09 A miles. Each degree is divided into 60 equal parts, called minutes, and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds. Questions for Review. How many degrees are there in the circumference of the earth ? How many miles...
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A System of Geometry and Trigonometry: With a Treatise on Surveying; in ...

Abel Flint - Geometry - 1835 - 368 pages
...circumference of every circle is supposed to be divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees ; and each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes ; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds ; and these into thirds, &c. NOTE. Since all circles are divided into the same number of degrees, a...
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The Elements of Euclid: Viz. the First Six Books, Together with the Eleventh ...

Euclid - 1835 - 540 pages
...circumference of a circle is supposed to be divided into 360 equal parts called degrees, and each degree into 60 equal parts called minutes, and each minute into 60 equal parts called seconds, &c. A degree is marked thus, ; a minute thus, ' ; a second thus,"; and so on: for example, 57...
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On the Connexion of the Physical Sciences

Mary Somerville - Astronomy - 1835 - 532 pages
...NOTE 49. p. 12. Ninety degrees. A circle is divided into 3fiO equal parts, or degrees; each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes ; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds. It is usual to write these quantities thus, 15 16' 10'', which means fifteen degrees, sixteen minutes,...
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The Element of Geometry

John Playfair - Geometry - 1836 - 148 pages
...circumference of a circle may be supposed to be divided into 360 equal parts called degrees ; and each degree into 60 equal parts called minutes, and each minute into 60 equal parts called seconds, &c. And as many degrees, minutes, seconds, &c. as are contained in any arc, of so many degrees, minutes,...
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