... 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
| Montgomery Robert Bartlett - Education - 1828
...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;** and these into thirds, &c. Now, as all circles are not of the same magnitude, and as they are all divided... | |
| Charles Davies - Surveying - 1830 - 300 pages
...circumference of the 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.** 26. As the circumference of a circle may be regarded as a proper measure of angles, having their vertices... | |
| Joseph Allen - America - 1832 - 116 pages
...divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees, and each degree contains about 09 A miles. Each degree is **divided into 60 equal parts, called minutes, and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds.** Questions for Review. How many degrees are there in the circumference of the earth ? How many miles... | |
| Euclid - 1835 - 513 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.** A degree is marked thus, ° ; a minute thus, ' ; a second thus,"; and so on: for example, 57° 17'... | |
| Mary Somerville - Astronomy - 1835 - 493 pages
...NOTE 49. p. 12. Ninety degrees. A circle is divided into 3fiO equal parts, or degrees; each degree **into 60 equal parts, called minutes ; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds.** It is usual to write these quantities thus, 15° 16' 10'', which means fifteen degrees, sixteen minutes,... | |
| Abel Flint - Geometry - 1835 - 334 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, &c. NOTE. Since all circles are divided into the same number of degrees, a... | |
| John Playfair - Geometry - 1836 - 114 pages
...circumference of a circle may be 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 arc, of so many degrees, minutes,... | |
| Adrien Marie Legendre - Geometry - 1836 - 359 pages
...calculation, the cir cumference of the 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.** The semicircumference, or the measure of two right angles, contains 180 degrees ; the quarter of the... | |
| Commissioners of National Education in Ireland - Measurement - 1837 - 262 pages
...circumference pf every circle is generally divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees ; and every 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 contained in the arcs which subtend them ; thus, if... | |
| James Thomson (LL.D.) - Arithmetic - 1837 - 284 pages
...every circle is supposed 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.** MISCELLANEOUS TABLE. 12 articles =1 dozen „ ,-. ( 12 dozen = 1 gross 6 6core or 120" = i.ong 20 articles... | |
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