A Course of Mathematics, Vol. 1 Of 2: For the Use of Academies, As Well As Private Tuition (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from A Course of Mathematics, Vol. 1 of 2: For the Use of Academies, as Well as Private Tuition

Chapter the fifth relates to Geodesic Operations, and that more extensive kind of Trigonometrical Surveying which is employed with a view to determine the geographical situation of places, the magnitude of kingdoms, and the figure of the earth. This chapter is divided into two sections; in the first of which is presented a general account of this kind of survey ing; and in the second, solutions of the most important prob lems connected with these operations. This portion of the volume it is hoped will be found highly useful as there is no work which contains a concise and connected account of this kind of surveying and its dependent problems and it cannot fail to be interesting to those who know how much honour te dounds to this country from the great skill, accuracy, and 'udgment, with which the trigonometrical survey of England has long been carried on.

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