## A Course of Mathematics: For the Use of Academies, as Well as Private Tuition, Volume 2 |

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Triangles 40 Geodesic Operations - - 6 Problems in Trigonometrical Sur. veys - - -

- 72 On Algebraical Equations - 99 Nature and Properties of

Construction of Equations - 137 Mechanics, Definitions, &c. - 150 Statics - - - 152

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Triangles 40 Geodesic Operations - - 6 Problems in Trigonometrical Sur. veys - - -

- 72 On Algebraical Equations - 99 Nature and Properties of

**Curves**114Construction of Equations - 137 Mechanics, Definitions, &c. - 150 Statics - - - 152

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As to solid angles limited by

cones; they will manifestly be measured by the spheric surfaces cut off by the

prolongation of their bounding surfaces, in the same manner as angles

determined ...

As to solid angles limited by

**curve**surfaces, such as the angles at the vertices ofcones; they will manifestly be measured by the spheric surfaces cut off by the

prolongation of their bounding surfaces, in the same manner as angles

determined ...

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If the earth be an irregular spheroid, this meridian will be a

curvature ; but if the earth be a solid of revolution, the terrestrial meridian will be a

plane

meridian ...

If the earth be an irregular spheroid, this meridian will be a

**curve**of doublecurvature ; but if the earth be a solid of revolution, the terrestrial meridian will be a

plane

**curve**. 5. If the earth were a sphere, then every point upon a terrestrialmeridian ...

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... and the computations which will be explained in this chapter, the azimuth, or

the inclination of the side Ac to the first portion AM of the measured meridian, and

that we find, by trigonometry, the point M where that

... and the computations which will be explained in this chapter, the azimuth, or

the inclination of the side Ac to the first portion AM of the measured meridian, and

that we find, by trigonometry, the point M where that

**curve**will cut the side BC. Page 65

latitude : on an ellipsoid of revolution, these

situation of a place is determined, when we know either the individual

perpendicular to the meridian, or the individual parallel to the equator, on which it

is found, ...

latitude : on an ellipsoid of revolution, these

**curves**are plane and circular. 8. Thesituation of a place is determined, when we know either the individual

perpendicular to the meridian, or the individual parallel to the equator, on which it

is found, ...

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