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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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The New Practical Navigator: Being a Complete Epitome of Navigation to which ...

John Hamilton Moore - Nautical astronomy - 1807 - 328 pages
...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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The Elements of Euclid: Viz. the First Six Books, Together with the Eleventh ...

Euclid - Geometry - 1810 - 518 pages
...circumference of a 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, &c. And as many degrees, minutes, seconds, &c. as are contained in any arch, of so many degrees, minutes,...
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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 the sea,...
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The Theory and Practice of Surveying: Containing All the Instructions ...

Robert Gibson - Electronic books - 1811 - 508 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 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
...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 A figure,...
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Easy Introduction to Mathematics, Volume 2

Charles Butler - 1814
...usual to divide the whole circumference into 36O equal parts called degrees, to subdivide each degree into 60 equal parts called minutes, and each minute into 60 equal parts called seconds, &c. wherefore, if an angle at the centre be subtended by an arc which consists of suppose 30 degrees, that...
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The Theory and Practice of Surveying: Containing All the Instructions ...

Robert Gibson - Electronic books - 1814 - 508 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 tiiese into thirds, fourths, &c. these parts being greater or less as the radius is.17. A chord...
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The Elements of Euclid: Viz. the First Six Books, Together with the Eleventh ...

Euclides - 1816 - 528 pages
...circumference of a circle is supposed to be divided fnto 360 equal parts called degrees, and each degree into 60 equal parts called minutes, and each minute into 60 equal parts called seconds, &c. And as many degrees, minutes, seconds, &c. as are contained in any arc h, of so many degrees, minutes,...
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The complete measurer: or, The whole art of measuring, containing the ...

Thomas Keith - 1817
...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. The angles are measured by the number of degrees cut off from the circle, by the lines which form the...
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