Books Books 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 474
by Euclid - 1781 - 520 pages ## Elements of Geography, Modern and Ancient with a Modern and an Ancient Atlas

Joseph Emerson Worcester - Classical geography - 1844 - 360 pages
...equator. 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 secotuls. They are marked thus, 23° 88' 16"; ie 23 degrees, 28 minutes, and 16 seconds. The Less Circles... ## An Elementary Treatise on Mineralogy: Comprising an Introduction to the Science

William Phillips - Mineralogy - 1844 - 832 pages
...which they consist. In measuring angles, the circle is divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees ; each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes ; and each minute into 60 seconds : the divisions being thus designated : 360°, 60', GO". If one fourth part of the circle,... ## Uranography: Or, a Description of the Heavens; Designed for Academies and ...

Ezra Otis Kendall - Astronomy - 1845 - 406 pages
...circumference of that circle. Every circle is considered as divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees ; each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes ; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds. They are marked 0 ' " — thus: 10° 2' 20" — which is read ten degrees, two minutes, and... ## A Series on Elementary and Higher Geometry, Trigonometry, and Mensuration ...

...is supposed to be divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees, and each of those degrees is divided into 60 equal parts called minutes, and each minute into 60 equal parts called seconds ; and so on, to thirds, fourths, &c. These divisions are designated by the following characters,... ## Higher Geometry and Trigonometry: Being the Third Part of a Series on ...

Nathan Scholfield - Conic sections - 1845 - 244 pages
...is supposed to be divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees, and each of those degrees is divided into 60 equal parts called minutes, and each minute into 60 equal parts called seconds ; and so on, to thirds, fourths, &c. These divisions are designated by the following characters,... ## A system of practical mathematics; being no.xvi. of a new series of school-books

Scottish school-book assoc - 1845 - 434 pages
...quadrant. 3. In trigonometry all the angles round a point are divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees, each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes, and each minute into "0 equal parts, called seconds. Degrees, minutes, and seconds, are respectively designated by these... ## The University Arithmetic: Embracing the Science of Numbers, and Their ...

Charles Davies - Arithmetic - 1846 - 399 pages
...CIRCLE MEASURE OF TIME. 40. 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. For astronomical purposes, the circumference of the circle is also supposed to be divided... ## An introduction to the study of modern geography, with a chapter on the ...

Henry Hopwood - 1846 - 250 pages
...English mathematicians, to be divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees; each degree is subdivided into 60 equal parts, called minutes ; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds. Degrees are marked (°), minutes ('), and seconds ("). These degrees vary in length according... ## A System of Natural Philosophy: in which are Explained the Principles of ...

John Lee Comstock - Physics - 1852 - 578 pages
...star A. 132. Each of the 12 signs of the zodiac is divided into 30 smaller parts, called degrees ; each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes, and each minute into 60 parts, called seconds. The division of the zodiac into signs, is of very ancient date, each sign having... 