# Cyclopedia of Civil Engineering: A General Reference Work on Surveying, Railroad Engineering, Structural Engineering, Roofs and Bridges...

Frederick Eugene Turneaure
American Technical Society, 1909 - Civil engineering
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Page 255 - CIRCLES. A circle is a plane figure bounded by a curved line, every point of which is equally distant from a point within called the center. The curve which bounds the circle is called the circumference.
Page 373 - Accompanying these are examples for practice which will aid the reader in fixing the principles in mind. In the following pages are given a large number of test questions and problems which afford a valuable means of testing the reader's knowledge of the subjects treated.
Page 260 - A sphere is a solid bounded by a curved surface, every point of which is equally distant from a point within called the center.
Page 252 - SURFACES. A surface is produced by the motion of a line; it has two dimensions, — length and breadth. A plane figure is a plane bounded on all sides by lines ; the space included within these lines (if they are straight lines) is called a polygon or a rectilinear figure.
Page 259 - A right cylinder or a cylinder of revolution is a cylinder generated by the revolution of a rectangle about one side as an axis.
Page 164 - the sections shall be numbered respectively, beginning with the number one in the northeast section, and proceeding west and east alternately, through the township, with progressive numbers till the thirty-sixth be completed.
Page 259 - A cone is a solid bounded by a conical surface and a plane which cuts the conical surface. The plane is called the base and the curved surface the lateral area.
Page 265 - Cycloid. The cycloid is a curve generated by a point on the circumference of a circle which rolls on a straight line tangent to the circle.
Page 166 - And in all cases where the exterior lines of the townships thus to be subdivided into sections or half sections shall exceed, or shall not extend six miles, the excess or deficiency shall be specially noted, and added to or deducted from the western or northern ranges of sections or half sections in such township, according as the error may be in running the lines from east to west or from south...
Page 110 - To make the line of collimation perpendicular to the horizontal axis of the instrument; and (6) to make the horizontal axis of the telescope perpendicular to the vertical axis of the instrument.