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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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1. Mathematical Tables

Edward Vermilye Huntington, Louis Albert Fischer - Engineering - 1916 - 196 pages
...(360 degrees = 1 revolution.) 1 degree = 1° = Ую of a right angle. The degree is usually divided into 60 equal parts called minutes ('), and each minute into 60 equal parts called seconds ("); while the second is subdivided decimally. But for many purposes it is more convenient to divide...
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Cyclopedia of Architecture, Carpentry, and Building: A General ..., Volume 6

Architecture - 1917 - 550 pages
...ie, it is -^ =£ of a circumference. Li order to obtain accurate measurements each degree is divided into 60 equal parts called minutes and each minute into 60 equal parts called seconds. r:~ S7_ Angular Measurement /OS /so 39 SOLIDS A solid has three dimensions — length, breadth, and...
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Sanitary, Heating and Ventilation Engineering: A General Reference ..., Volume 4

Heating - 1918 - 406 pages
...ie, it is vVr = | of a circumference. In order to obtain accurate measurements each degree is divided into 60 equal parts called minutes and each minute into 60 equal parts called seconds. Fig.. 67. Angular Measurement SOLIDS A solid has three dimensions — length, breadth, and thickness....
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Carpentry and Contracting: A Practical Reference Work on Carpentry ..., Volume 2

Building - 1919 - 502 pages
...it is -sVir = i of a circumference. In order to obtain accurate measurements each degree is divided into 60 equal parts called minutes and each minute into 60 equal parts called seconds. Fig. 67. Angular Measurement SOLIDS A solid has three dimensions — length, breadth, and thickness....
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Complete Geography

Harmon Bay Niver - Geography - 1922 - 376 pages
...matter what size it may be, 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. The Equator and the meridian circles are called great circles, because they divide the earth into hemispheres....
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The New International Encyclopędia, Volume 5

Frank Moore Colby, Talcott Williams - Education - 1922 - 922 pages
...the circumference of a circle is divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees; each degree into 00 equal parts, called minutes; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds. Further divisions are better represented by decimal fractions. The circle ia also commonly divided...
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American Practical Navigator: An Epitome of Navigation & Nautical Astronomy ...

Nathaniel Bowditch - Nautical astronomy - 1931 - 866 pages
...supposed to have their circumferences divided into 360 equal parts, cal.ed degrees; each degree is divided into 60 equal parts, called minutes; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds; an arc is measured by the number of degrees, minutes, and seconds that it contains. A sphere is a solid...
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A Treatise on Practical Mensuration

Anthony Nesbit - Measurement - 1859 - 482 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. 48. The arc of a quadrant contains 90 degrees, which is the measure of a right angle. 49. An ellipse...
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280 pages
...size. A right angle is therefore 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. This system of measurement is called the Sexagesimal system. The symbols 1°, 1', and 1" are used to...
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Mechanics and Hydrostatics for Beginners

Sidney Luxton Loney - Hydrostatics - 1953 - 346 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...
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