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" For the purpose of measuring angles, the circumference is divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees ; each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes; each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds. "
Elements of Geometry and Trigonometry: With Applications in Mensuration - Page 12
by Charles Davies - 1886 - 324 pages
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The Description and Use of the Globes, and the Orrery: To which is Prefixed ...

Joseph Harris - Astronomical models - 1732 - 258 pages
...Pole is placed, and the opppfite one is the Southern Hemifphere. The Aftronomers divide all Circles into 360 equal Parts called 'Degrees, each Degree into 60 equal Parts called Minutes, each Minute into 60 Seconds, &c. But befides this Divifion into Degrees, the Equir noftial is commonly...
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The Theory and Practice of Gauging: Demonstrated in a Short and Easy Method ...

Robert Shirtcliffe - Gaging - 1740 - 283 pages
...divided the Circumference of a Circle into 360 equal Parts, each of which they called a Degree ; and each Degree into 60 equal Parts called Minutes ; and each Minute into 60 Parts called Seconds, and fo on to thirds, fourths, &c. every Arch of a Circle, being denoted by the...
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The Elements of Euclid, Viz: The Errors, by which Theon, Or Others, Have ...

Robert Simson - Trigonometry - 1775 - 520 pages
...circumference of a circle is fuppofed to be divided into H h ' 360 360 equal parts called degrees, and each degree into 60 equal parts called minutes, and each minute into 6e equal parts called feconds, &c. And as many degrees, minutes, feconds, &c as are contained in any...
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An essay on mechanical geometry, explanatory of a set of models

Benjamin Donne - 1796 - 118 pages
...calculating the proportion which angles bear to each other, fuppofe the circumference of every circle to be divided into 360 equal parts, called Degrees ; each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes ; each minute into 60 equal parts named feconds, &c. Ar. B. Sometimes the circumference of a circle...
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A Treatise on Plane and Spherical Trigonometry: With Their Most Useful ...

John Bonnycastle - Trigonometry - 1806 - 464 pages
...contained between its two legs, and having the angular point for its centre. Every circle is supposed to be divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees ; each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes ; each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds ; &c. So that a semicircle, or half the circumference,...
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Elements of Natural Philosophy: Arranged Under the Following Heads: Matter ...

Astronomy - 1808 - 272 pages
...Ecliptic. This circle we suppose to be divided into 12 equal parts, called Signs ; each sign . into 30 equal parts, called Degrees ; each degree into 60 equal parts called Minutes ; and every minute into 60 equal parts, called Seconds; so that a second is the 60th part of a minute ; a...
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Astronomy Explained Upon Sir Isaac Newton's Principles: And Made Easy to ...

James Ferguson - Astronomy - 1809 - 533 pages
...ecliptic. tic. This circle we suppose to be divided into 12 equal parts, called signs ; each sign into 30 equal parts, called degrees; each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes; and each minute into 60 into 60 equal parts, called seconds : so that a second Plate I. is the 60th part of a minute ; a minute...
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A Plain Elementary and Practical System of Natural Experimental Philosophy ...

John Ewing - Astronomy - 1809 - 664 pages
...another. Every circle, whether large or small, is supposed to be divided into 360 equal parts, which are called degrees, each degree into 60 equal parts called minutes, and each minute into 60 seconds, and so on in a sixagesimal division as far as you please. If the earth be supposed to turn...
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An Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Plane and Spherical ...

Thomas Keith - Navigation - 1810 - 482 pages
...the arc DE is the measure of the angle ABC. (H) The circumference of every circle is supposed to be divided into 360 equal parts called degrees, each degree into 60 equal parts called minutes, each minute into 60 equal parts called seconds. The angles are measured by the number of "egrees cut...
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A Treatise of Plane and Spherical Trigonometry: In Theory and Practice ...

Francis Nichols - Plane trigonometry - 1811 - 128 pages
...other circle, subtending the same angle ABC. 5. COR. 4. Hence, if a circle of any radius whatever be divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees, each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes; each minute into 6O equal parts, called seconds, &c., the number of degrees, minutes, and seconds,...
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