## The Theory and Practice of Surveying: Containing All the Instructions Requisite for the Skilful Practice of this Art |

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Method of Dividing Land Page284 296 PART II . Sect . 1. Introductory Principles 2. Description of Instru298 305 ments 3. To find the Latitude by the

Method of Dividing Land Page284 296 PART II . Sect . 1. Introductory Principles 2. Description of Instru298 305 ments 3. To find the Latitude by the

**Meridian**Altitude of the Sun 4. Variation of the Compass LIST OF TABLES . Page

To find the Latitude by the

To find the Latitude by the

**Meridian**AlSect . 1. The Chain 134 titude of the Sun 316 The Circumferentor 152 4. Variation of the Com . The Theodolite 159 pass 318 The Semicircle 164 Mensuration of AnLIST OF TABLES . gles by these ... Page 134

... that of church - land measure , which is 7 yards , and the forest measure perch , which is 8 yards . For the more ready reckoning the links of a four ( 134 ) PART II To find the Latitude by the

... that of church - land measure , which is 7 yards , and the forest measure perch , which is 8 yards . For the more ready reckoning the links of a four ( 134 ) PART II To find the Latitude by the

**Meridian**The Chain titude of the Sun ... Page 159

... drawn from one concentric circle of the limb to another . a In the middle is fixed a circumferentor , with a needle ; but this is of little or no use , except in finding a

... drawn from one concentric circle of the limb to another . a In the middle is fixed a circumferentor , with a needle ; but this is of little or no use , except in finding a

**meridian**line , or the proper situation of the land . Page 161

To take the bearing of each respective line from the

To take the bearing of each respective line from the

**meridian**; or to perform the office of the circumferentor , or quartered compass by the theodolite . Set your instrument at the first station , and lay the index to 360 ° and 180 ° ...### What people are saying - Write a review

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acres altitude angle Answer arch base bearing called centre chains chord circle Co-sec Co-sine Co-tang column compasses contained decimal degrees Dep Lat difference direct Dist distance divided divisions draw drawn east edge equal EXAMPLE extended feet figures four fourth give given glass greater ground half hand height Horizon inches laid land Lat Dep latitude length less logarithm manner marked measure meridian method minutes multiplied natural object observed opposite parallel perches perpendicular plane pole PROB proportion Quadrant quotient radius reduce remainder right angles right line root rule scale Secant sect side sights sine square station Sun's suppose survey taken Tang tangent term theo third triangle true whole

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Page 38 - The angle in a semicircle is a right angle ; the angle in a segment greater than a semicircle is less than a right angle ; and the angle in a segment less than a semicircle is greater than a right angle.

Page 25 - The circumference 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 ; and these into thirds, &c.

Page 191 - RULE. From half the sum of the three sides subtract each side severally.

Page 106 - C' (89) (90) (91) (92) (93) 112. In any plane triangle, the sum of any two sides is to their difference as the tangent of half the sum of the opposite angles is to the tangent of half their difference.

Page 27 - The VERSED SINE of an arc is that part of the diameter which is between the sine and the arc. Thus BA is the versed sine of the arc AG.