# A Treatise on Practical Mensuration

Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, 1859 - Measurement - 450 pages
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### Contents

 of a lune 54 186 55 LANDSURVEYING 63 8 64 26 77 To measure and plan roads rivers canals 83 To reduce statutemeasure to customary and vice 92 To survey and plan Estates or Lordships 94 27 95 A Book of Dimensions Castings c belonging 104 30 106 31 115 SECTION I 121 the solidity and surface of a prism 127 33 134 the solidity and surface of a cuneus or wedge 135 the solidity and surface of a circular spindle 141 To find the solidity of an irregular solid 145 Division by the sliding rule 151 A Table for measuring timber 158 A Description of Timber Trees 166 ARTIFICERS WORK 175 Abstract of the Brick Work 181 124 190 47 197
 To find the area of a hyperbola 263 50 264 parallelopipedon 275 53 278 A description of the sliding rule 281 1856530 285 To find the content of a vessel in the form of a pris 289 5 8 8 298 CASK GAUGING 304 65 310 Explanations of the most useful properties 328 PART X 343 The method of finding the heights of mountains 358 On the figure of the earth 364 Trigonometry applied in ascertaining the heights 370 On the true and elliptic latitude 372 The admeasurement of a base line 378 Of the reduction of angles 385 LEVELLING 391 THE BUILDERS DICTIONARY 409 QUESTIONS FOR THE EXAMINATION OF THE PUPIL 434 434 To construct an irregular rhombus having given 435 12 448 The doctrine of obliqueangled plane triangles

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Page 5 - 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, etc.
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Page 246 - An account of the mode of Draining Land, according to the System practised by Mr. Joseph Elkington.
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Page 5 - Plane figures that have more than four sides are, in general, called Polygons ; and they receive other particular names, according to the number of their sides or angles.
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Page 18 - Divide the square of half the chord by the versed sine ; to the quotient add the versed sine, and the sum will be the diameter, &c.
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