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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 ; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds. "
A Treatise on Surveying: Containing the Theory and Practice : to which is ... - Page 33
by John Gummere - 1846 - 266 pages
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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* ñutes \ each minute into 60 feccnds ; and thefe into thirds, fourths, &c. greater or ¡efs according...
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The Elements of Euclid: Also the Book of Euclid's Data ...cor. viz. The ...

Robert Simson - Trigonometry - 1804
...II. The circumference of a circle is fuppofed 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 feconds, &c. And as many degrees, minutes, feconds, &c. as are contained in any arch, of fo many degrees,...
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A System of Geometry and Trigonometry: Together with a Treatise on Surveying ...

Abel Flint - Geometry - 1804 - 168 pages
...it divides the Circle into two equal parts, called Semicircles ; as AB or DE. 14. 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...
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A Treatise on Plane and Spherical Trigonometry: With Their Most Useful ...

John Bonnycastle - Trigonometry - 1806 - 419 pages
...by an 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...; 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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The Elements of Euclid: The Errors, by which Theon, Or Others, Have Long Ago ...

Robert Simson - Trigonometry - 1806 - 518 pages
...n. The circumference of a circle is supposed to be divided info 360 equal parts called degrees, and each degree into 60 equal parts called minutes, and each minute into 60 equal parts called seconds, i: >.. And as many degrees, minutes, seconds, &c. as are contained in any arch, of so many degrees,...
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A Treatise of Practical Surveying: Which is Demonstrated from Its First ...

Robert Gibson - Surveying - 1806 - 452 pages
...parts called semicircles ; and is double the radius, as AB or DE. fig. 8. • 18. 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,...
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The New Practical Navigator: Being a Complete Epitome of Navigation to which ...

John Hamilton Moore - Nautical astronomy - 1807 - 328 pages
...actually, or fuppofed to have, their circumference divided 11110360 equal parts, called degrees, and each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes, and each minute into 60 equal parts, called féconds, and fu on into thirds, fourths, &c. All angles are msafurcd by an arch of a circle, defcribed...
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A System of Geometry and Trigonometry: Together with a Treatise on Surveying ...

Abel Flint - Geometry - 1808 - 168 pages
...Circumference of every Circle is supposcfl 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, 8tc. Note. Since all Circles are divided into the same number of Degrees,...
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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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