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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.
The Field Engineer: A Handy Book of Practice in the Survey, Location, and ... - Page 11
by William Findlay Shunk - 1890 - 339 pages

## The complete measurer: or, The whole art of measuring, containing the ...

Thomas Keith - 1817 - 306 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. The angles are measured by the number of degrees cut off from the circle, by the lines which form the...

## A Treatise on Surveying: Containing the Theory and Practice : to which is ...

John Gummere - Plane trigonometry - 1817 - 392 pages
...periphery 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, 8cc. 3. The measure of an angle is the arc of a circle, con-, tuined between the two lines that form...

## Geometrical Problems Deducible from the First Six Books of Euclid, Arranged ...

Miles Bland - Euclid's Elements - 1819 - 444 pages
...agreed to divide the circumference of the circle into 36o equal parts called Degrees ; each degree into 60 equal parts called Minutes ; and each minute into 60 equal parts called Seconds, &c. This method appeared to the Greek Geometers to afford some facilities for calculations, in consequence...

## Geometrical Problems Deducible from the First Six Books of Euclid, Arranged ...

Miles Bland - Euclid's Elements - 1819 - 442 pages
...agreed to divide the circumference of the circle into 36o equal parts called Degrees ; each degree into 60 equal parts called Minutes; and each minute into 60 equal parts called Seconds, &c. This method appeared to the Greek Geometers to afford some facilities for calculations, in consequence...

## A Treatise of Algebra: Wherein the Principles are Demonstrated ... To which ...

Thomas Simpson - Algebra - 1821 - 426 pages
...periphery 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, or second minutes, <Jc. Any part of the periphery is called an arch, and is measured by the number...

## Geography: Or, A Description of the World. In Three Parts. Part I ...

Daniel Adams - Geography - 1821 - 354 pages
...degree of a great circle of the earth contains 60 geographical, 91 ti9f English miles. Each degree is divided into 60 equal parts, called minutes; and each minute into 60 seconds. Degrees are usually marked with a small cypher over them (°), minutes with one dash ('),...

## A Treatise on Practical Gauging

Anthony Nesbit, W. Little - Measurement - 1822 - 916 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, &c. 48. The arc of a quadrant contains 90 degrees, which is the measure of a right angle. 49. An ellipse...

## A general view of the sciences and arts, Volume 1

William Jillard Hort - 1822 - 308 pages
...CH. 2. If the circumference of a circle 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 ; and so on ; then, as many degrees, minutes, and seconds, &c. as are in any arch ; so many degrees,...