Books Books 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. Elements of Surveying: Including a Description of the Instruments and the ... - Page 32
by Charles Davies - 1837 - 249 pages ## The Elements of Euclid: The Errors, by which Theon, Or Others, Have Long Ago ...

Robert Simson - Trigonometry - 1806 - 546 pages
...n. The circumference of a circle is supposed to be divided info 360 equal parts called degrees, and each degree into 60 equal parts called minutes, and each minute into 60 equal parts called seconds, i: >.. And as many degrees, minutes, seconds, &c. as are contained in any arch, of so many degrees,... ## A Treatise of Practical Surveying: Which is Demonstrated from Its First ...

Robert Gibson - Surveying - 1806 - 486 pages
...The circumference of every circle is supposed to be divided into 360 equal parts called degrees, and each degree into 60 equal parts called minutes, and each minute into 60 equal parts called seconds, and these into thirds, fourths, &c. these parts being greater or less as the radius is. 19. A chord... ## A Treatise on Plane and Spherical Trigonometry: With Their Most Useful ...

John Bonnycastle - Trigonometry - 1806 - 464 pages
...contained between its two legs, and having the angular point for its centre. Every circle is supposed to be divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees ; each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes ; each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds ; &c. So that a semicircle, or half the circumference,... ## The New Practical Navigator: Being a Complete Epitome of Navigation to which ...

John Hamilton Moore - Nautical astronomy - 1807 - 586 pages
...actually, or fuppofed to have, their circumference divided 11110360 equal parts, called degrees, and each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes, and each minute into 60 equal parts, called féconds, and fu on into thirds, fourths, &c. All angles are msafurcd by an arch of a circle, defcribed... ## A System of Geometry and Trigonometry: Together with a Treatise on Surveying ...

Abel Flint - Surveying - 1808 - 190 pages
...Circumference of every Circle is supposcfl to be divided into 360 equal parts called Degrees ;. and each Degree into 60 equal parts, called Minutes ;...and each Minute into 60 equal parts, called Seconds ;. and these into Thirds, 8tc. Note. Since all Circles are divided into the same number of Degrees,... ## Elements of Natural Philosophy: Arranged Under the Following Heads: Matter ...

Astronomy - 1808 - 290 pages
...Ecliptic. This circle we suppose to be divided into 12 equal parts, called Signs ; each sign . into 30 equal parts, called Degrees ; each degree into 60 equal parts called Minutes ; and every minute into 60 equal parts, called Seconds; so that a second is the 60th part of a minute ; a... ## Astronomy Explained Upon Sir Isaac Newton's Principles: And Made Easy to ...

James Ferguson - Astronomy - 1809 - 574 pages
...ecliptic. tic. This circle we suppose to be divided into 12 equal parts, called signs ; each sign into 30 equal parts, called degrees; each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes; and each minute into 60 into 60 equal parts, called seconds : so that a second Plate I. is the 60th part of a minute ; a minute... ## A Plain Elementary and Practical System of Natural Experimental Philosophy ...

John Ewing - Astronomy - 1809 - 664 pages
...another. Every circle, whether large or small, is supposed to be divided into 360 equal parts, which are called degrees, each degree into 60 equal parts called minutes, and each minute into 60 seconds, and so on in a sixagesimal division as far as you please. If the earth be supposed to turn... ## The Modern Preceptor ; Or, a General Course of Education, Volume 2

John Dougall - 1810 - 680 pages
...other four watches. In modern Europe the day is divided into 2* equal parts called hours, each hour into 60 equal parts called minutes, and each minute into 60 equal parts called seconds. It has been found by experiment at London, in a spot elevated 113 feet above the level of the sea,... 