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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. "
First lessons in Plane Geometry. Together with an application of them to the ... - Page 173
by Francis Joseph Grund - 1830 - 12 pages
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Mathematical Dictionary and Cyclopedia of Mathematical Science: Comprising ...

Charles Davies, William Guy Peck - Mathematics - 1857 - 608 pages
...purposes of trigonometrical computation, each quadrant or right angle is supposed to be divided into 90 equal parts, called degrees ; each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes ; each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds ; so that a right angle contains 32400 seconds. The complement...
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Bourdon's Arithmetic: Containing a Discussion of the Theory of Numbers

Bourdon (M., Louis Pierre Marie) - Arithmetic - 1858 - 262 pages
...point within, called the centre. In all the scientific works in this country, the circumference is divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees ()...into 60 equal parts, called minutes (,); each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds ("). This is called the sexagesimal division. When the French reformed...
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A Treatise on Plane and Spherical Trigonometry, and on Trigonometrical ...

John Hymers - Logarithms - 1858 - 292 pages
...of being determined geometrically, and furnishes an invariable standard of angular measure) 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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A Manual of the Protracting Trigonometer: With Its Application to ...

Josiah Lyman - Electronic book - 1862 - 92 pages
...the fourth part of a circle; as AFB, Fig. 1. 8. 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, &c. 9. The Measure of an angle is the arc intercepted...
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Elements of Geometry and Trigonometry: With Practical Applications

Benjamin Greenleaf - Geometry - 1862 - 520 pages
...fixed upon as the unit of angular measure. For this purpose a right angle is generally divided 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,...
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Elements of Plane and Spherical Trigonometry: With Practical Applications

Benjamin Greenleaf - Geometry - 1861 - 628 pages
...fixed upon as the unit of angular measure. For this purpose a right angle is generally divided into 90 equal parts called degrees, each degree into 60 equal parts called minutes, each minute into 60 equal parts culled seconds ; then an angle is expressed by the number of degrees, minutes,...
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Mathematics for Practical Men: Being a Common-place Book of Principles ...

Olinthus Gregory - 1863 - 482 pages
...(See the next figure.) 3. The circumference of a circle is supposed to be divided or to be divisible into. 360 equal parts, called degrees; each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes; each of these into 60 equal parts, called seconds ; and so on to the minutest possible subdivisions. Of...
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Elements of Plane Trigonometry: And Their Application to the Measurement of ...

William Frothingham Bradbury - Plane trigonometry - 1864 - 324 pages
...from a point within, called the centre ; as ABD E. 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 ( "). 34. The RADIUS of a circle is a line...
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Elements of Geometry and Trigonometry

C. Davies - 1867 - 342 pages
...GEOMETRYDefinitions 28 The circumference of a circle is used for the measurement of angles- For this purpose it is divided into 360 equal parts called degrees, each degree into 60 equal parts called ninutes, and each minute into 60 equal parts called secondsThe degrees, minutes, and seconds are marked...
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Smith's Illustrated Astronomy: Designed for the Use of the Public Or Common ...

Asa Smith - 1868 - 84 pages
...— The boundary of a circle. The circumference of every circle в supposed to be divided into and equal parts, called degrees ; each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes ; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds. Circumpolar Start.— Those stars which revolve...
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