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The circumference of every circle is supposed to' be divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees ; each degree into 60 minutes, and each minute into 60 seconds. Degrees, minutes, and seconds are designated by the characters °, ', ". Thus 23° 14' 35"...
Primary Elements of Plane and Solid Geometry: For Schools and Academies - Page 42
by Evan Wilhelm Evans - 1862 - 98 pages

A New System of Mathematics: Containing Plane Geometry; General ...

John Muller - Mathematics - 1769 - 152 pages
...they fubtend will be in the fame ratio. C NB NB Mathematicians divide the circumference of a circle into 360 equal parts, called degrees, each degree into 60 minutes, and each minute into 60 feconds. Thefe divifions being marked on a femi-circle of brafs, or on an ivory rectangle, called protraftor,...

New Elements of Mathematics: Or Euclid Corrected. Containing Plane Gometry ...

John Muller - Mathematics - 1773 - 202 pages
...in the fame ratio. C 3 NE NB Mathematicians divide the cir-r cumference of a circle into 360 equa} parts, called degrees, each degree into 60 minutes, and each minute into 60 feconds. Thefe divifions being marked on a femi-circle of brafs, or on an ivory recl> angle, called...

An essay on mechanical geometry, explanatory of a set of models

Benjamin Donne - 1796 - 120 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...

A Summary of Geography and History, Both Ancient and Modern ...: With an ...

Alexander Adam - Classical dictionaries - 1802 - 914 pages
...radii of the fame circle are always equal to one another. The circumference of every circle is fuppofed to be divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees ; each degree into 60 mi* ñutes \ each minute into 60 feccnds ; and thefe into thirds, fourths, &c. greater or ¡efs according...

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,...

An Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Plane and Spherical ...

Thomas Keith - Navigation - 1810 - 478 pages
...aBC and 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...

A New Treatise on the Use of the Globes, Or, A Philosophical View of the ...

Thomas Keith - Astronomy - 1811 - 388 pages
...the year 1804, was 13° 14' 43" and its declination 80° "15' 44" north. \$ 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. ; a degree is, therefore,...

A pocket encyclopædia, or library of general knowledge

Edward Augustus Kendall - 1811 - 462 pages
...contained between the two legs, having the angular point for its centre. Ev.ery circle is supposed to be divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees ; each degree into 60 equal parti, called minutes \$ each minute into' 60 equal parts, called seconds. " An angle is said...