The artillerist's manual, and compendium of infantry exercise

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Page 244 - ... from the right hand of the quotient, point off so many places for decimals, as the decimal places in the dividend exceed those in the divisor.
Page 242 - To reduce a mixed number to an improper fraction, — RULE : Multiply the whole number by the denominator of the fraction, to the product add the numerator, and write the result over the denominator.
Page 242 - To reduce fractions of different denominators to equivalent fractions, having...
Page 294 - From half the sum of the three sides subtract each side severally. Multiply...
Page 257 - ... that there may be a balance between the power and the weight, the intensity of the power must exceed the intensity of the weight just as much as the distance of the weight from the prop exceeds the distance of the power.
Page 253 - ... of the upper deck to the ceiling at the limber strake. In the case of a break in the upper deck, the depths are to be measured from a line stretched in a continuation of the deck. Breadths. Divide each of...
Page 297 - A cylinder is a solid figure described by the revolution of a right angled parallelogram about one of its sides, which remains fixed. XXII. The axis of a cylinder is the fixed straight line about which the parallelogram revolves.
Page 245 - Multiply each term in the multiplicand, beginning at the lowest, by the feet in the multiplier, and set the result of each straight under its corresponding term, observing to carry 1 for every 12, from the inches to the feet.
Page 248 - Find the greatest square in the first period on the left hand, and set its root on the right hand of the given number, after the manner of a quotient figure in Division. Subtract the square thus found from the said period, and to the remainder annex the two figures of the next following period for a dividend. Double the root above mentioned for a divisor, and find how often it is contained in the said dividend, exclusive of its right-hand figure ; and set that quotient figure both in the quotient...
Page 248 - Distinguish the given number into periods of two figures each, by putting a point over the place of units, another over the place of hundreds, and so on over every second figure, both to the left hand in integers, and to the right hand in decimals, which points will show the number of figures the root will consist of.