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" ... 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 60
by Benjamin Donne - 1775 - 159 pages
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Elements of Astronomy: Accompanied with Numerous Illustrations, a Colored ...

Sir Norman Lockyer - Astronomy - 1874 - 312 pages
...circumference of every circle may be divided into 360 equal parts, called Degrees (marked ). Each degree may be divided into 60 equal parts, called Minutes (')...and each minute into 60 equal parts, called Seconds ("). A circumference may also be divided into 12 equal parts, of 30 degrees each. These are called...
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Elements of Geometry and Trigonometry: From the Works of A.M. Legendre

Adrien Marie Legendre - Geometry - 1874 - 455 pages
...convenience, the quadrant is divided into 90 equal parts, each of which is called a degree ; each degree into 60 equal parts, called • minutes ; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds. Degrees, minutes, and seconds, are denoted by the symbols , ', ". Thus, the expression 7 22' 33",...
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Hand-book of the Terrestrial Globe, Or, Guide to Fitz's New Method of ...

Ellen Eliza Fitz - Globes - 1876 - 120 pages
...circumference of a circle is divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees (marked ), each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes ('), and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds ( " ). Then the number of degrees, minutes, and seconds, in the arc intercepted by the sides of an...
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Hand-book of the Terrestrial Globe, Or, Guide to Fitz's New Method of ...

Ellen Eliza Fitz - Globes - 1876 - 120 pages
...circumference of a circle is divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees (marked ), each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes ('), and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds ("). Then the number of degrees, minutes, and seconds, in the arc intercepted by the sides of an angle,...
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The Yachtsman's Handybook for Sea Use: And Adapted for the Board of Trade ...

William Henry Rosser - 1877
...r. 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; which are respectively marked ' ". (See p. 1, Table A.) Since the circumference of a circle contains...
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The Elementary Arithmetic: Oral and Written

Albert Newton Raub - Arithmetic - 1877 - 164 pages
...called a Diameter. 129. Every circumference 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. TABLE. 60 seconds ( " ) =1 minute, ( ' ). 60 minutes =1 degree, (). 30 degrees = 1 sign, s. 12 signs...
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Elements of Physiography

David Thomas Ansted - Physical geography - 1877 - 182 pages
...less than 90 north or south of the equator. To obtain greater accuracy each degree is supposed it, to be divided into 60 equal parts called minutes, and each minute into sixty seconds.* Longitude is the distance of a place, east or west, from a meridian drawn through some...
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Physiography: An Introduction to the Study of Nature

Thomas Henry Huxley - Physical geography - 1878 - 384 pages
...latitude. But no one can speak of " parallels of longitude," because these 1 Each degree of latitude is divided into 60 equal parts called minutes, and each minute into 60 equal parts called seconds. Degrees are represented by the symbol , minutes by ', and seconds by ". Minutes and seconds of time...
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Scientific and practical geometry for self-instruction

Rolla Rouse - 1879
...a circumference, the latter is taken 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 right angle containing 90 degrees, and a semicircle 180 degrees. Degrees are marked , minutes...
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The Field Engineer: A Handy Book of Practice in the Survey, Location, and ...

William Findlay Shunk - Railroad engineering - 1880 - 318 pages
...one-quarter of the circle, and is the measure of a right angle. Each degree is further divided into 00 equal parts called minutes, and each minute into 60 equal parts called seconds. Degrees, minutes, and seconds are denoted by the symbols , ', ": thus the expression 7 22' 33"...
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