## A Treatise of Plane and Spherical Trigonometry: In Theory and Practice ; Adapted to the Use of Students ; Extracted Mostly from Similar Works of Ludlam, Playfair, Vince, and Bonnycastle |

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**observation**. Let A be my first station , MAm the meridian , Ċ the fort , AC its di- rection on bearing , B my second station , BC the bearing of the fort = angle m DC . Angle ACB = m DC - DAC = 56 ° 15 ′ - 22 ° 30 ′ = 33 ° 45 ' . Angle ... Page 53

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**observation**. Answer . 13.14 miles . 3. From a ship at sea a point of land C bore NE by N. The ship sailed NW 23 miles ...**observed**to bear NW by N , and another NNE . The ship then sailing ENE E 21 miles , the first cape bore WNW , and ... Page 54

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**observed**found its angle of de- of the tree from the 9. From the top of a castle on the shore , 156 yards above the level of the sea , the angle of depression of a ship is 56 ° 40 ' . Required the distance of the ship both from the ... Page 55

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**observed**that they made an angle of 22 ° 16 ' . Required his distance from home . Answer . 1.2 mile . 14. There are three towns A , B , C. The distance between A and C is 3 miles and 3 furlongs , and the distance between B and C is 4 ... Page 57

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**observed**to be 20 ° . The observer intended to measure his distance from the bottom of the tower , to determine its height ; but when he had measured 85 feet in a direct line toward the tower , he was stopped by a ditch ; therefore he ...### Common terms and phrases

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Page 12 - In every plane triangle, the sum of two sides is to their difference as the tangent of half the sum of the angles opposite those sides is to the tangent of half their difference.

Page ix - The circumference of every circle is supposed to be divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees ; each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes ; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds.

Page 23 - Then multiply the second and third terms together, and divide the product by the first term: the quotient will be the fourth term, or answer.

Page 13 - In any triangle, twice the rectangle contained by any two sides is to the difference between the sum of the squares of those sides, and the square of the base, as the radius to the cosine of the angle included by the two sides. Let ABC be any triangle, 2AB.BC is to the difference between AB2+BC2 and AC2 as radius to cos.

Page 87 - The cosine of half the sum of two sides of a spherical triangle is to the cosine of half their difference as the cotangent of half the included angle is to the tangent of half the sum of the other two angles. The sine of half the sum of two sides of a spherical...

Page 74 - The sum of any two sides is greater than the third side, and their difference is less than the third side.