# The New American Practical Navigator: Being an Epitome of Navigation : Containing All the Tables Necessary to be Used with the Nautical Almanac, in Determining the Latitutde, and the Longitude by Lunar Observations : and Keeping a Complete Reckoning at Sea : the Whole Exemplified in a Journal, Kept from Boston to Madeira : with an Appendix Containg Methods of Calculating Ex\clipses of the Sun and Moon, and Occultations of the Fixed Stars (Google eBook)

E. M. blunt, 1826 - Nautical astronomy - 617 pages

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 To calculate the variation by azi 115 37 127 Second method 138 To find the latitude by one alti 148 1 151 To find the time at sea and regu 154 129 176 To find the longitude by a time 182 To find the difference between 191
 95 293 Tables from I to XLVIII 92 APPENDIX 299 Problem IV 305 To calculate the lon 313 To project an eclipse 593 To calculate 601 Given the right 607 Examples for exercise fill 614

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Page ii - IDE, 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 : " Inductive Grammar, designed for beginners.
Page 17 - 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. By Theorem II. we have a : b : : sin. A : sin. B.
Page 32 - To find the logarithm of a vulgar fraction. RULE. Subtract the logarithm of the denominator from the logarithm of the numerator...
Page 199 - If the vessel be double-decked, take the length thereof from the fore part of the main stem, to the after part of the stern post, above the upper deck"; the breadth thereof at the broadest part above the main wales...
Page 6 - The circumference of a 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, &c.
Page 219 - The cause of the tides is the unequal attraction of the sun and moon upon different parts of the earth. For they attract the parts of the earth's surface nearest to them, with a greater force than they do its centre : and attract the centre more than they do the opposite surface. To restore this equilibrium the waters take a spheroidal figure, whose longer axis is directed towards the attracting luminary.
Page 33 - DIVISION BY LOGARITHMS. RULE. From the logarithm of the dividend subtract the logarithm of the divisor ; the remainder will be the logarithm of the quotient EXAMPLE I.
Page 6 - A plane rectilineal angle is the inclination of two straight lines to one another, which meet together, but are not in the same straight line.
Page 257 - Broadside; a discharge of all the guns on one side of a ship, both above and below.
Page 218 - ... near the longitude of Sumatra and Java. In the tract between Sumatra and the African coast, and from 3° of south latitude, quite northward to the Asiatic coast, including the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, the monsoons blow from October to April on the NE and from April to October on the SW In the former half year, the wind is more steady and gentle, and the weather clearer than in the latter six months. In the Red Sea the winds blow nearly nine months of the year from the southward, that...

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