## A System of Geometry and Trigonometry: Together with a Treatise on Surveying : Teaching Various Ways of Taking the Survey of a Field : Also to Protract the Same and Find the Area : Likewise, Rectangular Surveying, Or, an Accurate Method of Calculating the Area of Any Field Arithmetically, Without the Necessity of Plotting it : to the Whole are Added Several Mathematical Tables, with a Particular Explanation and the Manner of Using Them : Compiled from Various Authors |

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SYSTEM OF GEOMETRY & TRIGONOME Abel 1765-1825 Flint,George Gillet,Frederick a. P. (Frederick Augu Barnard No preview available - 2016 |

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Acres Rood Rods Angle opposite ARITHMs Circle Circumference Co-Sine Tangent Compass contained Angle Decimals Degrees and Minutes describe an Arch Diagonal Difference divided Doub double the Area draw a Line Draw the Line ExAMPLE FIELD BOOK find the Angles find the Area find the Leg given Leg given number given Side Hypothenuse Latitude and Departure Leg AB Leg BC length Logarithmic Sine measuring Meridian multiply Natural Sines North Areas number of Acres number of Degrees opposite Angle Parallelogram Perpendicular PLATE Plot PROBLEM protract Quotient Radius Remainder Rhombus Right Angled Triangle Rod Chains RULE Secant Co-Secant Side BC Sine Sine Sine South Areas Square Chains Square Links Square Root stationary Lines subtract survey a Field Surveyor Tang Tangent or Secant Trapezium Trapezoid Traverse Table Triangle ABC Trigonometry

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Page 12 - 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.

Page 33 - TO THEIR DIFFERENCE ; So IS THE TANGENT OF HALF THE SUM OF THE OPPOSITE ANGLES', To THE TANGENT OF HALF THEIR DIFFERENCE.

Page 34 - As the base or sum of the segments Is to the sum of the other two sides, So is the difference of those sides To the difference of the segments of the base.

Page 12 - The Radius of a circle is a line drawn from the centre to the circumference.

Page 80 - Go to any part of the premises where any two adjacent corners are known ; and if one can be seen from the other, take their bearing ; which, compared with that of the same line in the former survey, shows the difference. 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...

Page 46 - Field work and protraction are truly taken and performed ; if not, an error must have been committed in one of them : In such cases make a second protraction ; if this agrees with the former, it is to be presumed the fault is in the Field work ; a re- survey must then be taken.

Page 16 - Figures which consist of more than four sides' are called polygons; if the sides are equal to each other they are called regular polygons, and are sometimes named from the number of their sides, as pentagon, or hexagon, a figure of five or six sides, &c.; if the sides are unequal, they are called irregular polygons.

Page 46 - Let his attention first be directed to the map, and inform him that the top is north, the bottom south, the right hand east, and the left hand west.

Page 29 - The square of the hypothenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides ; as, 5033 402+302.

Page 41 - To find the area of a trapezoid. RULE. — Multiply half the sum of the parallel sides by the altitude, and the product is the area.