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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
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A Treatise on Astronomy: Illustrated with Maps and Plates

Mrs. L. H. Tyler - Astronomy - 1837 - 302 pages
...smallest to the largest, is conceived 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. These divisions are usually expressed by signs : thus, 15 10' 15" signifies five degrees, ten minutes,...
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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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The Complete Mathematical and General Navigation Tables: Including Every ...

Thomas Kerigan - Nautical astronomy - 1838 - 804 pages
...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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Youth's Book of Astronomy

John Lee Comstock - Astronomy - 1838 - 266 pages
...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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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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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. V 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
...measurement of angles. For this purpose it 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 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 - Geography - 1841 - 88 pages
...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, called minutes; 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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