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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

## Mathematics

American School (Chicago, Ill.) - Engineering - 1903 - 428 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 called seconds. The symbols of degrees, minutes and seconds are °, ', ", respectively. To express 23 degrees, 47 minutes...

## The Elements of Geometry

Walter Nelson Bush, John Bernard Clarke - Geometry - 1905 - 378 pages
...its intercepted arc. The 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. For brevity, an angle measured by an arc of 1° is called an angle of 1° ; etc. NOTE. — This division...

## School Arithmetic: Practical Book

John Marvin Colaw, Frank Williamson Duke - Arithmetic - 1906 - 408 pages
...passing around the earth on its surface ? 444. In measuring circumferences, each degree is divided in 60 equal parts, called minutes, and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds. In this measure, degrees, minutes, and seconds are written with symbols. Thus, 3 degrees, 25 minutes,...

## Practical Carpentry: Being a Complete Up to Date Explanation of Modern ...

William A. Radford - 1907 - 332 pages
...divided by mathematicians into 360 equal parts, called degrees ; each degree being again subdivided into 60 equal parts, called minutes, and each minute into 60 equal parts called seconds. Hence, it follows that the arc of a quarter circle or quadrant includes 90 degrees; that is, one-fourth...

## Leveling ; Circular Curves ; Stadia and Plane-table Surveying ; Topographic ...

Astronomy - 1907 - 710 pages
...measuring arc is a part is divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees; each degree is subdivided into 60 equal parts, called minutes; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds. The magnitude of an angle is then expressed by the number of degrees, minutes, and seconds that its...

## Mechanics and Hydrostatics for Beginners

Sidney Luxton Loney - Hydrostatics - 1907 - 332 pages
...account of its size. We therefore subdivide a right angle into 90 equal parts called degrees, each degree into 60 equal parts called minutes, and each minute into 60 equal parts called seconds. The symbols used for a degree, a minute, and a second are 1°, 1', and 1". Thus 10° 11' 12" means...

## Complete Arithmetic, Parts 2 and #3

George E. Mercer - Arithmetic - 1909 - 312 pages
...arcs. The circumference of every circle is divided into 300 equal parts called degrees, each degree into 60 equal parts called minutes, and each minute into 60 equal parts called seconds. jJ5 of a circumference is called 1 degree of arc. J of a circumference, or 90 degrees, is called a...

## Plane Geometry Developed by the Syllabus Method

Eugene Randolph Smith - Geometry, Plane - 1909 - 204 pages
...numerical calculations, a perigon 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. 73. How many degrees are there in an interior angle of a regular polygon of 15 sides? of n-sides? 74....