## A Treatise on Practical Surveying: Which is Demonstrated from Its First Principles. Wherein Everything that is Useful and Curious in that Art, is Fully Considered and Explained |

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The word geometry imports no more than to

The word geometry imports no more than to

**measure**the earth , or to**measure**land ; yet in a larger and more proper sense , it is applied to all sorts of dimensions . It is generally supposed to have had its rise among the Egyptians ... Página 6

... sufficiently explained the whole art in its theory and practice ; for the most part , it has been treated of in a practical manner only ; and the few who have undertaken the theory , have in a great

... sufficiently explained the whole art in its theory and practice ; for the most part , it has been treated of in a practical manner only ; and the few who have undertaken the theory , have in a great

**measure**omitted the practice . Página 9

Surveying , is that art which enables us to give a plan , or just representations , of any piece or parcel of land and to determine the content thereof , in such

Surveying , is that art which enables us to give a plan , or just representations , of any piece or parcel of land and to determine the content thereof , in such

**measure**as is agreeable and customary to the country or place where the ... Página 40

Hence an angle at the circumference is

Hence an angle at the circumference is

**measured**by half the arc it subtends or stands on . Atg . 26 Cor . 2. Hence all angles at the circumference of a circle which stand on the same chord as AB , are equal to each other , for they are ... Página 41

An angle in a semicircle is a right angle , for the

An angle in a semicircle is a right angle , for the

**measure**of the angle ABD , is half of a semicircle AED , and therefore a right angle . fig . 28 . THEOREM VIII . fig . 29 с If from the centre C of a circle ABE , there be let fall the ...### Comentarios de la gente - Escribir un comentario

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Página 44 - The angle in a semicircle is a right angle ; the angle in a segment greater than a semicircle is less than a right angle ; and the angle in a segment less than a semicircle is greater than a right angle.

Página 101 - ... on a side, denotes its length to be given in feet, yards, perches, or miles, &c. and this mark", either in an angle or on a side, denotes the angle or side to be required. ; From these proportions it may be observed ; that to find a side, when the angles and one side are given, any side may be made the radius; and to find an angle, one of the given sides must be made the radius. So that in the 1st, 2d, and 3d cases, any side as well required as given may be made the radius, and in the first statings...

Página 48 - Triangles upon equal bases, and between the same parallels, are equal to one another.

Página 95 - 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, &c.

Página 116 - C' (89) (90) (91) (92) (93) 112. In any plane triangle, the sum of any two sides is to their difference as the tangent of half the sum of the opposite angles is to the tangent of half their difference.

Página 6 - POMEROY, of the said District, hath deposited in this Office the title of a Book, the right whereof he claims as Proprietor, in the words following, to wit : . . "Biography of the Signers to the Declaration of Independence.

Página 50 - The hypothenuse of a right-angled triangle may be found by having the other two sides ; thus, the square root of the sum of the squares of the base and perpendicular, will be the hypothenuse. Cor. 2. Having the hypothenuse and one side given to find the other; the square root of the difference of the squares of the hypothenuse and given side will be the required side.

Página 117 - TO THEIR DIFFERENCE ; So IS THE TANGENT OF HALF THE SUM OF THE OPPOSITE ANGLES', To THE TANGENT OF HALF THEIR DIFFERENCE.

Página 177 - ... the two cardinal points of your compass the point of the needle lies between (the north, south, east, and west being called the four cardinal points, and are graved on the bottom of the box), putting down those points together by their initial letters, and thereto annexing the number of degrees, counting from the north or south, as before, thus ; if the point of your needle lies between the north and east, north and west, south and east, or south and west points in the bottom of the box, then...

Página 286 - But if one corner cannot be seen from the other, run the line according to the given bearing, and observe the nearest distance between the line so run and the corner: then...