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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.
Elements of Surveying: Including a Description of the Instruments and the ... - Page 32
by Charles Davies - 1837 - 249 pages

## The Element of Geometry

John Playfair - Geometry - 1836 - 148 pages
...The circumference of a circle may be 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, &c. And as many degrees, minutes, seconds, &c. as are contained in any arc, of so many degrees, minutes,...

## A System of Natural Philosophy: In which the Principles of Mechanics ...

John Lee Comstock - Physics - 1836 - 310 pages
...already seen, the sun appears to move Each of the 12 signs of the zodiac is divided (nto 30 smaller parts, called degrees; each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes, and each minute into BO parts, called seconds.) The division of the zodiac into signs, is of very ancient date, each sign...

## A Treatise on Astronomy: Illustrated with Maps and Plates

Mrs. L. H. Tyler - Astronomy - 1837 - 302 pages
...plane of a circle. (21.) DBF. 4. Every circle, from the smallest to the largest, is conceived to be divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees ; each...and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds. These divisions are usually expressed by signs : thus, 15° 10' 15" signifies five degrees, ten minutes,...

## A Treatise on Mensuration for the Use of Schools

Commissioners of National Education in Ireland - Measurement - 1837 - 290 pages
...circumference pf every circle is generally divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees ; and every degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes ; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds. The angles are measured by the number of degrees contained in the arcs which subtend them ; thus, if...

## Treatise on Arithmetic, in Theory and Practice: With an Appendix, Containing ...

James Thomson (LL.D.) - Arithmetic - 1837 - 296 pages
...every circle is supposed to be divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees;* each degree is subdivided into 60 equal parts, called minutes; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds. MISCELLANEOUS TABLE. 12 articles =1 dozen „ ,-. ( 12 dozen = 1 gross 6 6core or 120" = i.ong 20 articles...

## Elements of Geometry and Trigonometry

Adrien Marie Legendre - Geometry - 1838 - 376 pages
...rectilineal triangles. DIVISION OF THE CIRCUMFERENCE. I. For the purposes of trigonometrical calculation, the circumference of the circle is divided into 360...and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds. The semicircumference, or the measure of two right angles, contains 180 degrees ; the quarter of the...

## A complete treatise on Practical Land-Surveying, etc

Thomas Holliday - Surveying - 1838 - 404 pages
...their opening or inclination to each other. 2. The circumference of every circle is supposed to be divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees; each...into 60 equal parts, called minutes; and each' minute again into 60 equal parts, called seconds. The angles are measured by the number of degrees, &c., cut...

## The Common-school Arithmetic: A Practical Treatise on the Science of Numbers

Dana Pond Colburn - Arithmetic - 1859 - 288 pages
...large or small, is suppose^ to contain 360 equal parts, called DEGREES ; each degree is divided into G0 equal parts, called MINUTES; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called SECONDS. NOTE.—Tho length of a degree, as well as that of its subdivision?, varies with the size of the circle....