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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.
Elements of Geometry and Trigonometry: From the Works of A.M. Legendre - Page 18
by Adrien Marie Legendre - 1874 - 455 pages

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...

Euclid's Elements [book 1-6] with corrections, by J.R. Young

Euclides - 1838 - 264 pages
...subtended by one of these, as the angular unit. Each degree is moreover supposed to be subdivided into 00 equal parts, called minutes; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds, and so on. The angle subtended by any number of these will, therefore, be some fractional part of the...

The Complete Mathematical and General Navigation Tables: Including Every ...

Thomas Kerigan - Nautical astronomy - 1838 - 804 pages
...circles of the spheres, is divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees ; each degree is divided into GO equal parts, called minutes, and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds. ,57 The Meridian of any place on the earth, is a semicircle which passes through that place, cuts the...

Elements of Surveying: With a Description of the Instruments and the ...

Charles Davies - Surveying - 1839 - 376 pages
...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 TRIGONOMETRY \ As the circumference of a circle may be regarded as a proper measure of angles,...

Elements of Surveying: With a Description of the Instruments and the ...

Charles Davies - Surveying - 1839 - 376 pages
...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 TRIGONOMETRY. V As the circumference of a circle may be regarded as a proper measure of angles,...

The star, a complete system of the theoretical and practical astrology, by ...

J. David Parkes - 1839 - 222 pages
...are called the twelve signs of the Zodiac. Each sign is divided into 30 equal parts, called degrees, each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes, and each minute into 60 seconds, and so on to thirds, fourths, fifths, &c. Abréviations. — * Sextile; a Quartile; Д Trine;...

The Elements of Arithmetic

Augustus De Morgan - Algebra - 1840 - 182 pages
...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, and 40 seconds. To find the area of a sector, very nearly,...