... is supposed to be divided into 60 equal parts, called minutes; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds. Degrees, minutes, and seconds, are designated respectively, by the characters ° ' ". For example, ten degrees, eighteen minutes, and... The Geometrician: Containing Essays on Plane Geometry, and Trigonometry ... - Page 60by Benjamin Donne - 1775 - 159 pagesFull view - About this book
| John Hamilton Moore - Nautical astronomy - 1791 - 296 pages
...Circles, whether great or fmall, are 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, &c.** A Semicircle is 180 Degrees, and a Quadrant contains 90 Degrees. A Right Angle contains 90 Degrees... | |
| John McGregor (teacher of mathematics.) - Mathematics - 1792 - 431 pages
...trigonometry. The circumference of any circle, is divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees, and each degree **into 60 equal parts, called minutes, and each minute into 60 equal parts, called** féconds, and fo on. JVi/f, Degrees are frequently marked °, and minutes '. Thus, 30 degrees, 14 minutes,... | |
| Robert Gibson - Surveying - 1795 - 319 pages
...Circumference of every 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 Seconds,** and thefe into Thirds, Fourths, &c. thefe Parts being greater or lefs as the Radius is. 19. A Chord... | |
| Thomas Simpson - Trigonometry - 1799 - 79 pages
...periphery of every 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, or fecond minutes, &c. ' B a 3- Any HK/ 3. Any part AB of the periphery of the circle is called... | |
| William Taylor (teacher of the mathematics.) - Arithmetic - 1800 - 519 pages
...Radius. 8. The circumference of every circle is divided into 360 equal parts called Degrees ; each degree **into 60 equal parts, called Minutes ; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called Seconds, &c.** Any part of the the circumference is called an Arch. 9. The Chord of an arch, is a right line joining... | |
| William Butler - Astronomy - 1803 - 381 pages
...obferve the different altitudes of the fame ftar at the two extremities of that diftance. Each degree is **divided into 60 equal parts called minutes ; and each minute into 60** feconds, Sec. Degrees are marked with a fmall cypher over them ("), minutes with one dam ( ), andfeeonds... | |
| Abel Flint - Geometry - 1804 - 168 pages
...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** ; jktl these into Thirds, &c. Ifote. .-Since all Circles are divided into the same number of Degrees,... | |
| Robert Simson - Trigonometry - 1804
...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,... | |
| Robert Gibson - Surveying - 1806 - 452 pages
...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, fourths, &c. these parts being greater or less as the radius is. 19. A chord... | |
| Robert Simson - Trigonometry - 1806 - 518 pages
...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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