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" 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. "
A Treatise of Plane and Spherical Trigonometry: In Theory and Practice ... - Page ix
by Francis Nichols - 1811 - 128 pages
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The Elements of Arithmetic

Augustus De Morgan - Algebra - 1840 - 182 pages
...radius, very nearly. Multiply the square of the radius by 3-1415927. * The right angle is divided into 90 equal parts called degrees, each degree into 60 equal parts called minutes, and each minute into 60 equal parts called seconds. Thus, 2 15' 40" means 2 degrees, 15 minutes,...
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A Treatise on Trigonometry, and on Trigonometrical Tables and Logarithms ...

John Hymers - Logarithms - 1841 - 244 pages
...certain angle fixed upon as the unit of angular measure. For this purpose we divide a right angle into 90 equal parts called degrees, each degree into 60 equal parts called minutes, each minute into 60 equal parts called seconds ; then an angle is expressed by the number of degrees, minutes, seconds,...
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Elements of Surveying, and Navigation: With a Description of the Instruments ...

Charles Davies - Navigation - 1835 - 388 pages
...accuracy. 41. For the purposes of trigonometrical calculations, the circumference of the circle is divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees; each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds. PLANE TR16ONOMETRY. As the circumference of a...
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Encyclopaedia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences ..., Volume 5

1844 - 636 pages
...circle in which the anifi- L cial globe turns, divided into 360 degree*. Every circle is supposed to be divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees, each degree into 60 equal parts, called minute*, \ each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds, &c. ; a degree is therefore only a relative...
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A Treatise on Plane and Spherical Trigonometry: Including the Construction ...

Enoch Lewis - Conic sections - 1844 - 234 pages
...supplement. Thus BHD is the supplement of AB. 10. The circumference of every circle is supposed to be divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees; each...into 60 equal parts, called minutes; each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds, &c. Degrees, minutes and seconds are designated thus, , ', ". 11....
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Elements of Geography, Modern and Ancient with a Modern and an Ancient Atlas

Joseph Emerson Worcester - Classical geography - 1844 - 356 pages
...pole ; and they are each 90 degrees from the equator. 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 secotuls. They are marked thus, 23 88' 16"; ie 23 degrees,...
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An Elementary Treatise on Mineralogy: Comprising an Introduction to the Science

William Phillips - Mineralogy - 1844 - 832 pages
...angles is the number of degrees, minutes, &,c. of which they consist. In measuring angles, the circle is divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees ; each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes ; and each minute into 60 seconds : the divisions being thus designated : 360, 60', GO". If one fourth...
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An Elementary Treatise on Mineralogy: Comprising an Introduction to the Science

William Phillips - Mineralogy - 1844 - 834 pages
...angles is the number of degrees, minutes, &c. of which they consist. In measuring angles, the circle is divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees ; each degree into 60 equal parts, called c* XXVI be intercepted by which meet at an minutes ; and each minute into 60 seconds : the divisions...
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A system of practical mathematics; being no.xvi. of a new series of school-books

Scottish school-book assoc - 1845 - 434 pages
...angled triingle to every minute of the quadrant. 3. In trigonometry all the angles round a point are divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees, each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes, and each minute into "0 equal parts, called seconds. Degrees, minutes, and seconds, are respectively...
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Uranography: Or, a Description of the Heavens; Designed for Academies and ...

Ezra Otis Kendall - Astronomy - 1845 - 404 pages
...quadrant or 90 from all points in the circumference of that circle. Every circle is considered as divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees ; each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes ; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds. They are marked 0 ' " — thus: 10 2' 20"...
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