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" The circumference of every circle is supposed to be divided into 360 equal parts called degrees, each degree into 60 equal parts called minutes, each minute into 60 equal parts called seconds. "
Elements of Surveying: With the Necessary Tables - Page 21
by Charles Davies - 1830 - 300 pages
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The Description and Use of the Globes, and the Orrery: To which is Prefixed ...

Joseph Harris - Astronomical models - 1732 - 190 pages
...Pole is placed, and the opppfite one is the Southern Hemifphere. The Aftronomers divide all Circles into 360 equal Parts called 'Degrees, each Degree into 60 equal Parts called Minutes, each Minute into 60 Seconds, &c. But befides this Divifion into Degrees, the Equir noftial is commonly...
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The Theory and Practice of Gauging: Demonstrated in a Short and Easy Method ...

Robert Shirtcliffe - Gaging - 1740 - 283 pages
...divided the Circumference of a Circle into 360 equal Parts, each of which they called a Degree ; and each Degree into 60 equal Parts called Minutes ; and each Minute into 60 Parts called Seconds, and fo on to thirds, fourths, &c. every Arch of a Circle, being denoted by the...
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The Elements of Euclid, Viz: The Errors, by which Theon, Or Others, Have ...

Robert Simson - Trigonometry - 1775 - 520 pages
...circumference of a circle is fuppofed to be divided into H h ' 360 360 equal parts called degrees, and each degree into 60 equal parts called minutes, and each minute into 6e equal parts called feconds, &c. And as many degrees, minutes, feconds, &c as are contained in any...
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An essay on mechanical geometry, explanatory of a set of models

Benjamin Donne - 1796
...calculating the proportion which angles bear to each other, fuppofe the circumference of every circle to be divided into 360 equal parts, called Degrees ; each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes ; each minute into 60 equal parts named feconds, &c. Ar. B. Sometimes the circumference of a circle...
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A Summary of Geography and History, Both Ancient and Modern ...: With an ...

Alexander Adam - Classical dictionaries - 1802 - 858 pages
...radii of the fame circle are always equal to one another. The circumference of every circle is fuppofed to be divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees ; each degree into 60 mi* ņutes \ each minute into 60 feccnds ; and thefe into thirds, fourths, &c. greater or Ąefs according...
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A Treatise on Plane and Spherical Trigonometry: With Their Most Useful ...

John Bonnycastle - Trigonometry - 1806 - 419 pages
...arc of a circle contained between its two legs, and having the angular point for its centre. Every circle is supposed to be divided into 360 equal parts,...; each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes ; each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds ; &c. So that a semicircle, or half the circumference,...
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Elements of Natural Philosophy: Arranged Under the Following Heads: Matter ...

Astronomy - 1808 - 272 pages
...Ecliptic. This circle we suppose to be divided into 12 equal parts, called Signs ; each sign . into 30 equal parts, called Degrees ; each degree into 60 equal parts called Minutes ; and every minute into 60 equal parts, called Seconds; so that a second is the 60th part of a minute ; a...
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Astronomy Explained Upon Sir Isaac Newton's Principles: And Made Easy to ...

James Ferguson - Astronomy - 1809 - 533 pages
...ecliptic. tic. This circle we suppose to be divided into 12 equal parts, called signs ; each sign into 30 equal parts, called degrees; each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes; and each minute into 60 into 60 equal parts, called seconds : so that a second Plate I. is the 60th part of a minute ; a minute...
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A Plain Elementary and Practical System of Natural Experimental Philosophy ...

John Ewing - Astronomy - 1809 - 538 pages
...another. Every circle, whether large or small, is supposed to be divided into 360 equal parts, which are called degrees, each degree into 60 equal parts called minutes, and each minute into 60 seconds, and so on in a sixagesimal division as far as you please. If the earth be supposed to turn...
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An Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Plane and Spherical ...

Thomas Keith - Navigation - 1810 - 420 pages
...measure of the angle aBC and the arc DE is the measure of the angle ABC. (H) The circumference of every circle is supposed to be divided into 360 equal parts...degrees, each degree into 60 equal parts called minutes, each minute into 60 equal parts called seconds. The angles are measured by the number of "egrees cut...
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