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)

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