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SECANT of an arc, is a straight line drawn from the centre, through one end of the arc, and extended to the tangent which is drawn from the other end.
A Treatise on Plane and Spherical Trigonometry: With Their Most Useful ... - Page 2
by John Bonnycastle - 1806 - 419 pages

## The Description, Nature and General Use, of the Sector and Plain-scale ...

Edmund Stone - Mathematical instruments - 1746 - 62 pages
...there can be no Tangent of 90 Degrees, or a Quadrant, for then the Taogent will be infinitely . Jong. The Secant of an Arc is a right Line drawn From the Center of a Circle, through one End of the Arc it is the Secant of, till it meets the Tangent, raifed...

## A Treatise of Plane Trigonometry: To which is Prefixed, a Summary View of ...

Jeremiah Day - Logarithms - 1815 - 126 pages
...other end. Thus AD (Fig. 3.) is the tangent of the arc AG. 85. The SECANT of an arc, is a straight line drawn from the centre, through one end of the arc, and extended to the tangent which is drawn from the other end. Thus CD (lug. 3.) is the secant of the arc...

## A Practical Application of the Principles of Geometry to the Mensuration of ...

Jeremiah Day - Measurement - 1815 - 388 pages
...other end. Thus AD (Fig. 3.) is the tangent of the arc AG. 85. The SECANT of an arc, is a straight line drawn from the centre, through one end of the arc, and extended to the tangent which is drawn from the other end. Thus CD (Fig. 3.) is the secant of the arc...

## The Second [-fifth and Sixth] Part of A Course of Mathematics: Adapted to ...

Jeremiah Day - Geometry - 1824 - 440 pages
...other end. Thus AD (Fig. 3.) is the tangent of the arc AG. 85. The SECANT of an arc, is a straight line drawn from, the centre, through one end of the arc, and extended to the tangent which is drawn from the other end. Thus CD (Fig. 3.) is the secant of the arc...

## The Common School Manual: A Regular and Connected Course of Elementary ...

Montgomery Robert Bartlett - Education - 1828 - 426 pages
...arc of 4 5 degrees, is equal in lens'th to th.radius of the circle, of which the arc is a part. 21. The secant of an arc, is a right line drawn from the i;entre, through one end of the arc, until it unites with the tanwent. Thus:—K, I, C, is the secant...

## A complete treatise on Practical Land-Surveying, etc

Thomas Holliday - Surveying - 1838 - 404 pages
...perpendicular to the end of the diameter, just touching the arc, as B—C is the tangent of the arc B—H. A secant of an arc is a right line drawn from the centre of the circle through the circumference, and produced until it cuts the tangent, as C—A; thus C—A...

## Crocker's Elements of land surveying. To which are added, Tables of six ...

Abraham Crocker - 1841 - 490 pages
...the secant of that arc ; as AF is the tangent of the arc Aa. Be is the co-tangent of the same arc. A secant of an arc is a right line drawn from the centre through the extremity of the arc, and produced until it meets the tangent ; as CF. The co-secant is Co.* These...

## The New American Practical Navigator; Being an Epitome of Navigation ...

Nathaniel Bowditch - 1846 - 864 pages
...that arc to a quadrant; thus HG is die tangent of the arc HS, or the cotangent of the arc AS, XXIV. The SECANT of an arc is a right line drawn from the centre through one end of the arc to meet the tangent drawn from the other end ; thus CT is the secant of the arc AS. XXV. The COSECANT...