Practical Astronomy and Geodesy: Including the Projections of the Sphere and Spherical Trigonometry. For the Use of the Royal Military College

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Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1845 - 427 pages
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cension
242
INTERPOLATIONSPRECISION OF OBSERVATIONS
248
CHAP XVI
263
Prob V Having the latitude of a station the day of
279
Prop II To correct the length of a pendulum on account
280
Prob VI To determine the hour of the day and the error
286
Prop III To correct the length of a pendulum on account
292
Investigation of the inclinations of the apparent to the true
296
Prob IX To find the altitude of the sun having the latitude
307
The nature and use of proportional logarithms
311
Methods of computing the sides of terrestrial triangles
316
Methods of finding the error and rate of a chronometer
318
Principles on which are founded the methods of finding
324
Process for finding the instants of ingress and egress for
328
The data and objects of research in nautical astronomy
332
Method of determining the hour of the night by a fixed star
338
NOTE The following propositions relate to the values of terrestrial
350
This example has been accidently placed at the end of art
357
and of determining the figure of the earth
374
The usual variation compass and dipping needle
381
Prop I Every section of a spheroid of revolution when
382
Instruments used for the more delicate observations
388
Projection of a portion of a sphere gnomonically on a tangent
389
Details of the process employed in measuring a base
391
Prob III To determine the positions of two objects with
398
Nature of mountain barometers Formula for finding
404
FormulŠ for determining from observation the horizontal
414
Manner of expressing the intensity of terrestrial magnetism
420
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