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" 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. "
The First Six Books: Together with the Eleventh and Twelfth - Page 483
by Euclid - 1781 - 520 pages
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The Elements of Euclid: The Errors, by which Theon, Or Others, Have Long Ago ...

Robert Simson - Trigonometry - 1806 - 518 pages
...called the measure of th« angle ABC. n. The circumference of a circle is supposed to be divided info 360 equal parts called degrees, and each degree into...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...
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A Treatise of Practical Surveying: Which is Demonstrated from Its First ...

Robert Gibson - Surveying - 1806 - 452 pages
...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...minutes, and each minute into 60 equal parts called seconds, and these into thirds, fourths, &c. these parts being greater or less as the radius is. 19....
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The New Practical Navigator: Being a Complete Epitome of Navigation to which ...

John Hamilton Moore - Nautical astronomy - 1807 - 328 pages
...circles, whether great or fmall, are actually, or fuppofed to have, their circumference divided 11110360 equal parts, called degrees, and each degree into...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
...Semicircles; asAB or DE. Fig. 5. 14. The Circumference of every Circle is supposcfl to be divided into 360 equal parts called Degrees ;. and each Degree...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...
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Elements of Geography: Designed for Young Students in that Science. In Seven ...

Benjamin Workman - Geography - 1809 - 191 pages
...circles are coai* monly parallel to fome great circle7. Every circle is fuppofed to be divided into 360 equal parts, called Degrees ; and each degree into 60 equal parts, called Minutes ; each minute in 60 Seconds, £c. 8. A degree of a great circle, on the earth, contains 60 geographical...
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Astronomy Explained Upon Sir Isaac Newton's Principles: And Made Easy to ...

James Ferguson - Astronomy - 1809 - 533 pages
...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
...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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The Modern Preceptor ; Or, a General Course of Education, Volume 2

John Dougall - 1810 - 580 pages
...other four watches. In modern Europe the day is divided into 2* equal parts called hours, each hour into 60 equal parts called minutes, and each minute into 60 equal parts called seconds. It has been found by experiment at London, in a spot elevated 113 feet above the level of...
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The Theory and Practice of Surveying: Containing All the Instructions ...

Robert Gibson - Electronic books - 1811 - 508 pages
...radius, as AB or DE. fig. 8. m *!6. The circumference of every circle is supposed to be divided into 360 equal parts called degrees, and each degree into...called minutes, and each minute into 60 equal parts caled seconds, and these into thirds, fourths, &c. these parts being greater or less as the radius...
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A New and Complete System of Arithmetic: Intended for the Use of Schools and ...

Caleb Alexander - Arithmetic - 1813 - 144 pages
...The circumference of every circle, is supposed tobe divided into 360 equal parts, called degree»; and each degree, into 60 equal parts, called minutes; and each minute, into 60 equal parts, called seconds, and these into thirds, fourtUs, &c. 14. Parallel lines are equidistant from each other. 15...
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