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Every circumference of a. circle, whether the circle be large or small, is supposed to be 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.
Easy Lessons in Geography and History: Designed for the Use of the Younger ... - Page 39
by Joseph Allen - 1832 - 116 pages

## The First Six Books: Together with the Eleventh and Twelfth

Euclid - 1781 - 550 pages
...tan.ngles HKB, ABC will \.E arc right ; therefore rill• 360 equal parts called degrees, and each degree into 60 equal parts called minutes, and each minute into 60 equal parts called feconds, &c- And as many degrees, minutes, feconds, &c. as are contained in any arch, of fo many degref.s...

## The Practical Navigator, and Seaman's New Daily Assistant: Being an Epitome ...

John Hamilton Moore - Nautical astronomy - 1791 - 554 pages
...Circles, whether great or fmall, are 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 Semicircle is 180 Degrees, and a Quadrant contains 90 Degrees. A Right Angle contains 90 Degrees...

## A Complete Treatise on Practical Mathematics: Including the Nature and Use ...

John McGregor (teacher of mathematics.) - Mathematics - 1792 - 431 pages
...trigonometry. The circumference of any circle, is divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees, and each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes, and each minute into 60 equal parts, called féconds, and fo on. JVi/f, Degrees are frequently marked °, and minutes '. Thus, 30 degrees, 14 minutes,...

## A Treatise of Practical Surveying: Which is Demonstrated from Its First ...

Robert Gibson - Surveying - 1795 - 319 pages
...Circumference of every Circle is fuppofed 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 thefe into Thirds, Fourths, &c. thefe Parts being greater or lefs as the Radius is. 19. A Chord...

## Trigonometry, Plane and Spherical: With the Construction and Application of ...

Thomas Simpson - Trigonometry - 1799 - 79 pages
...periphery of every circle is fuppofed 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 feconds, or fecond minutes, &c. ' B a 3- Any HK/ 3. Any part AB of the periphery of the circle is called...

## A Complete System of Practical Arithmetic, with Various Branches in the ...

William Taylor (teacher of the mathematics.) - Arithmetic - 1800 - 519 pages
...Radius. 8. The circumference of every circle 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, &c. Any part of the the circumference is called an Arch. 9. The Chord of an arch, is a right line joining...

## Exercises on the globes: interspersed with some historical, biographical ...

William Butler - Astronomy - 1803 - 434 pages
...and then to obferve the different altitudes of the fame ftar at the two extremities of that diftance. Each degree is divided into 60 equal parts called minutes ; and each minute into 60 feconds, Sec. Degrees are marked with a fmall cypher over them ("), minutes with one dam ( ), andfeeonds...

## A System of Geometry and Trigonometry: Together with a Treatise on Surveying ...

Abel Flint - Geometry - 1804 - 216 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 ; jktl these into Thirds, &c. Ifote. .-Since all Circles are divided into the same number of Degrees,...