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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

## Elements of Surveying, and Navigation: With a Description of the Instruments ...

Charles Davies - Navigation - 1835 - 388 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 TR16ONOMETRY. As the circumference of a circle maybe regarded as a proper measure of angles,...

## Boston School Atlas

Benjamin Franklin Edmands - Geography - 1841 - 88 pages
...2. A DEGREE is the 360th part of a circle, and contains CPJ English miles ; each degree is divided into 60 equal parts, called minutes; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds. They are marked (°) degrees, (') minutes, (") seconds. The LONGITUDE of a place, is its distance from...

## A New System of Arithmetic, on the Cancelling Plan: Embracing the Rules of ...

Charles Guilford Burnham - Arithmetic - 1841 - 324 pages
...every circle is supposed to be divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees; and each degree into 0O equal parts, called minutes; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds; and these into thirds, &c. Hence a semi-circle containi 180 degrees, and a quadrant 90 degrees. 15....

## Arithmetic on the Productive System: Accompanied by a Key and Cubical Blocks

Roswell Chamberlain Smith - Arithmetic - 1841 - 324 pages
...through the centre of the earth. 15 CORRESPOH D, [L. eorrespondeo.} To answer to ; communicate with. parts, called minutes, and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds. 76. The circumference1 of the earth is a great circle of 360 de prees. On this circle every minute...

## Course of Civil Engineering: Comprising Plane Trigonometry, Surveying, and ...

John Gregory - 1842 - 328 pages
...derived from the division of a circle into 360 equal parts, called degrees ; each degree being divided into 60 equal parts, called minutes ; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds, &c. As angles are proportional to the arcs on which they stand (33.6,) the subdivision of the circumference...

## Elements of Geography, Modern and Ancient with a Modern and an Ancient Atlas

Joseph Emerson Worcester - Classical geography - 1844 - 362 pages
...circles. 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. " They are marked thus, 23° 28' 16"; ie 83 degrees, 23 minutes, and 16 seconds. The Equator is an...

## Elements of Geography, Modern and Ancient with a Modern and an Ancient Atlas

Joseph Emerson Worcester - Classical geography - 1844 - 356 pages
...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, 28 minutes, and 16 seconds. The Less Circles...

## An Elementary Treatise on Mineralogy: Comprising an Introduction to the Science

William Phillips - Mineralogy - 1844 - 832 pages
...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 part of the circle,...