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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
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Youth's Book of Astronomy

John Lee Comstock - Astronomy - 1838 - 268 pages
...LONGITUDE. Definitions. All circles surrounding the earth are divided into 360 equal parts called degrees ; each degree is divided into 60 equal parts called minutes, and each minute into 60 parts called seconds. The signs by which these are indicated are 360 degrees, 60' minutes, and 30"...
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The Complete Mathematical and General Navigation Tables: Including Every ...

Thomas Kerigan - Nautical astronomy - 1838
...circles of the spheres, is divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees ; each degree is divided into GO equal parts, called minutes, and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds. ,57 The Meridian of any place on the earth, is a semicircle which passes through that place, cuts the...
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Euclid's Elements [book 1-6] with corrections, by J.R. Young

Euclides - 1838 - 264 pages
...subtended by one of these, as the angular unit. Each degree is moreover supposed to be subdivided into 00 equal parts, called minutes; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds, and so on. The angle subtended by any number of these will, therefore, be some fractional part of the...
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Elements of Surveying with a Description of the Instruments and the ...

C. Davies - Surveying - 1839 - 380 pages
...calculations, the circumference of the 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. PLANE TRIGONOMETRY. V As the circumference of a circle may be regarded as a proper measure of angles,...
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Elements of Surveying: With a Description of the Instruments and the ...

Charles Davies - Surveying - 1839 - 376 pages
...calculations, the circumference of the 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. PLANE TRIGONOMETRY \ As the circumference of a circle may be regarded as a proper measure of angles,...
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First Lessons in Geometry: With Practical Applications in Mensuration, and ...

Charles Davies - Geometrical drawing - 1840 - 264 pages
...for the measurement of angles. For this purpose it is divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees, each degree is divided into 60 equal parts called...and each minute into 60 equal parts called seconds. The degrees, minutes, and seconds, are marked thus, , ', " ; and 9 18' 10", are read, 9 degrees,...
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The Elements of Arithmetic...

Augustus De Morgan - Algebra - 1840 - 182 pages
...the radius by 3-1415927. * The right angle is divided into 90 equal parts called degrees, each degree into 60 equal parts called minutes, and each minute into 60 equal parts called seconds. Thus, 2 15' 40" means 2 degrees, 15 minutes, and 40 seconds. To find the area of a sector, very nearly,...
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The Elements of Arithmetic...

Augustus De Morgan - Algebra - 1840 - 186 pages
...the radius by 3-1415927. - The right angle is divided into 90 equal parts called degrea, each degree into 60 equal parts called minutes, and each minute into 60 equal parts called seccnde. Thus, 2 15' 40" means 2 degrees, 15 minutes, and 40 seconds. To find the area of a sector,...
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Boston School Atlas

Benjamin Franklin Edmands - 1841 - 88 pages
...the Antarctic Circle. See fig. 2. A DEGREE is the 360th part of a circle, and contains CPJ English miles ; each degree is divided into 60 equal parts,...and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds. They are marked () degrees, (') minutes, (") seconds. The LONGITUDE of a place, is its distance from...
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Elements of Surveying, and Navigation: With a Description of the Instruments ...

Charles Davies - Navigation - 1835 - 359 pages
...calculations, the circumference of the 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. PLANE TR16ONOMETRY. As the circumference of a circle maybe regarded as a proper measure of angles,...
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