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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 Field Engineer: a Handy Book of Practice in the Survey, Location, and ...

William Findlay Shunk - Railroad engineering - 1886 - 378 pages
...inclndes one-quarter of the circle, and is the measure of a right angle. Each degree is further divided into 60 equal parts called minutes, and each minute into 60 equal parts called seconds. Degrees, minutes, and seconds are denoted by the symbols , 1, ": thus the expression 7 221 33"...
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Elements of Geometry and Trigonometry: With Applications in Mensuration

Charles Davies - Geometry - 1886 - 352 pages
...measure. ment of angles. For this purpose it is divided into 360 equal parts called degrees, each degree into 60 equal parts called minutes, and each minute into 60 equal pans called second s. The degrees, minutes, and seconds are marked thus ' " ; and 9 18' 16", are...
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The American Practical Navigator: Being an Epitome of Navigation and ...

Nathaniel Bowditch - Nautical astronomy - 1888 - 704 pages
...supposed to have their circumference 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 so on into thirds, fourths, Jtc. ; and an arc is said to be of as many degrees as it contains...
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Elementary Synthetic Geometry of the Point, Line and Circle in the Plane

Nathan Fellowes Dupuis - Geometry - 1889 - 370 pages
...practical purposes the right angle is divided into 90 equal parts called degrees ; each degree is divided into 60 equal parts called minutes ; and each minute into 60 equal parts called seconds. 20 seconds and six-sevenths of a second, follows : — 51 25' 42f . This is denoted as Theorem. —...
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The Field Engineer: A Handy Book of Practice in the Survey, Location, and ...

William Findlay Shunk - Railroad engineering - 1890 - 360 pages
...includes one-quarter of the circle, and is the measure of a right angle. Each degree is further divided into 60 equal parts called minutes, and each minute into 60 equal parts called seconds. Degrees, minutes, and seconds are denoted by the symbols , ', ": thus the expression 7 22' 33"...
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The Carpet-dealer's Guide: A Manual of Practical Information on the Art of ...

John H. Macke - Carpet laying - 1891 - 244 pages
...the circumference of a circle is divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees; each degree is divided into 60 equal parts, called minutes; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds. To find the diameter when the circumference is given. RULE. Divide the circumference by 3.1416. Example....
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Mensuration

William Shaffer Hall - Measurement - 1893 - 88 pages
...unit is a right angle. The right angle is divided into 90 equal parts called degrees, and each degree into 60 equal parts called minutes, and each minute into 60 equal parts called seconds. Angles at the centre of a circle have the same ratio as the arcs which are subtended by them (Ww. Geom.,...
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Elementary Synthetic Geometry of the Point, Line and Circle in the Plane

Nathan Fellowes Dupuis - Geometry - 1894 - 313 pages
...practical purposes the right angle is divided into 90 equal parts called degrees ; each degree is divided into 60 equal parts called minutes ; and each minute into 60 equal parts called seconds. 20 seconds and six-sevenths of a second, follows :— 51 25' 42f". This is denoted as 42. Theorem...
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The Elementary Arithmetic: Oral and Written

Albert Newton Raub - Arithmetic - 1894 - 200 pages
...called a Diameter. 129. Every circumference is divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees; each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes ; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds. TABLE. 60 seconds (") =1 minute, (' ). 60 minutes = 1 degree, ( ). 30 degrees = 1 sign, s. 12 signs...
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Elementary Algebra and Mensuration: Instruction Paper

American School (Lansing, Ill.) - Algebra - 1902 - 80 pages
...degrees is measured by ^ of the circumference. 185. For accurate measurement each degree is divided into 60 equal parts called minutes and each minute into 60 equal parts ('ailed seconds. The symbols of degrees, minutes and seconds are , ', ", respectively. To express...
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