## The Theory and Practice of Surveying: Containing All the Instructions Requisite for the Skillful Practice of this ArtE. Duyckinck, 1821 - 544 pages |

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**East**, or West point of the survey , with the method of discovering these points from the Field Notes , and the me- thod of correcting the errors by the pen , when the survey does not close also another new method for calculating the ... Page 168

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**east**into 90 , from the north to the west into 90 , from the south to the**east**into 90 , and from the south to the west into 90 degrees ; so the degrees are numbered from the north to the**east**or west , and from the south to the**east**or ... Page 169

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**east**, or west , you are then to write down N , S , E , or W , without annexing any degree . This is the manner of taking field notes , where- by the content of ground may be universally de- termined by calculation ; and they are said ... Page 172

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**east**and west , or the si- tuation of the land , is obtained . To take the bearing of each respective line from the meridian ; or to perform the office of the circumferentor , or quartered compass by the theodolite . Set your instrument ... Page 183

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**east**, and W. at the bottom of your paper for west . Then let the following field - book be that which is to be protracted , the bearings being taken from the meridian , whether by a circumferentor , theo- dolite , or semicircle , and ...### Other editions - View all

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Page 246 - ... that triangles on the same base and between the same parallels are equal...

Page 58 - 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.

Page 231 - RULE. From half the sum of the three sides subtract each side severally.

Page 45 - 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.

Page 14 - Then multiply the second and third terms together, and divide the product by the first term: the quotient will be the fourth term, or answer.

Page 5 - His method is founded on these three considerations: 1st, that the sum of the logarithms of any two numbers is the logarithm of the product of...

Page 91 - ... scale. Given the length of the sine, tangent, or secant of any degrees, to find the length of the radius to that sine, tangent, or secant.

Page 35 - DIVISION BY LOGARITHMS. RULE. From the logarithm of the dividend subtract the logarithm of the divisor, and the number answering to the remainder will be the quotient required.

Page 30 - Then, because the sum of the logarithms of numbers, gives the logarithm of their product ; and the difference of the logarithms, gives the logarithm of the quotient of the numbers ; from the above two logarithms, and the logarithm of 10, which is 1, we may obtain a great many logarithms, as in the following examples : EXAMPLE 3.

Page 211 - At 170 feet distance from the bottom of a tower, the angle of its elevation was found to be 52° 30' : required the altitude of the tower ? Ans.