## A Treatise on Surveying and Civil Engineering, Wherein Everything that is Useful and Curious is Demonstrated from Its First Principles |

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21 , ) by making a cut to the

21 , ) by making a cut to the

**stream**at B , distance suppose twentysix chains : Set up a level at the point D , and direct the * telescope to a staff at the edge of the 44 SURVEYING AND CIVIL ENGINEERING . Page 45

telescope to a staff at the edge of the

telescope to a staff at the edge of the

**stream**at B. Now the horizontal line C M represents the line of sight which would cut the staff at M , let us suppose the reading to be 20. 40 feet ; and the height of the instrument 4 feet ... Page 77

Aqueducts or culverts should be made under the road , to allow the water

Aqueducts or culverts should be made under the road , to allow the water

**streams**to pass from one side to another , whenever necessary . - When these are low and apt to be filled to TUNNELS , VIADUCTS , ETC. 77. Page 78

Having made a survey of the line determined on , next it is to be levelled , and section and map prepared , exhibiting all the objects within the district ; such as rivulets , mill -

Having made a survey of the line determined on , next it is to be levelled , and section and map prepared , exhibiting all the objects within the district ; such as rivulets , mill -

**streams**, hills and valleys , & c . , which will ... Page 79

These are called slack - water navigation and canals . Slack - water navigation , which consists in the improvement of a river by erecting dams or mounds in the

These are called slack - water navigation and canals . Slack - water navigation , which consists in the improvement of a river by erecting dams or mounds in the

**streams**, by which the depth of water is increased to a CANALS ? 79 **### What people are saying - Write a review

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Page 7 - ... and 48° 15'? Ans. 6 A. 3 R. 18 P. PROBLEM V. To find the area of a triangle when the three sides are given. RULE. From half the sum of the three sides...

Page 23 - ... perfect in both positions of the telescope, the line of collimation in altitude or depression is correct, but if not, the operation must be repeated carefully, until the adjustment is satisfactory. A similar proceeding will also put the vertical line correct, or rather, the point of intersection, when there are two oblique lines instead of a vertical one. The second adjustment is that which puts the level attached to the telescope parallel to the rectified line of collimation. The clips...

Page 54 - The middle 18 feet of pavement is to be coated with hard stones to the depth of 6 inches. Four of these 6 iuches to be first put on and worked in by carriages and horses, care being taken to rake in the ruts until the surface becomes firm and consolidated, after which the remaining 2 inches are to be put on.

Page 54 - All the irregularities of the upper part of the said pavement are to be broken off by the hammer, and all the interstices to be filled with stone chips firmly wedged or packed by hand with a light hammer, so that when the whole pavement is finished there shall be a convexity of four inches in the breadth of fifteen feet from the centre.

Page 54 - Upon the level bed prepared for the road materials, a bottom course, or layer of stones, is to be set by hand, in form of a close firm pavement ; the stones set in the middle of the road are to be 7 inches in depth ; at 9 feet from the centre, 5 inches ; at 12 feet from the centre, 4 inches ; and at 15 feet, 3 inches.

Page 68 - RULE.* To the sum of the areas of the two ends add four times the area of a section parallel to and equally distant from both ends, and this last sum multiplied by £ of the height will give the solidity.

Page 84 - ... the practical architect to adopt his visions, raised another system, which is said to secure a perfectly equilibrated structure, by making an equality at every point of the curve. The deduction from this theory consists in making the height of the wall incumbent on any point of the intrados, directly as the cube of the secant of the curve's inclination to the horizon at that point, or inversely as the radius of curvature there. It must be added, that this theory expects the joints of the voissoirs...

Page 23 - First, make the centre of the horizontal wire coincide with some well-defined part of a distant object; then turn the telescope half round in its Y's till the level lies above it, and observe if the same point is again cut by the centre of the wire ; if not, move the wire...

Page 24 - P; which done, reverse the telescope in its Y's, that is, turn it end for end, which must be done carefully, that it may not disturb the vertical arc, and if the bubble resume its former situation in the middle of the tube, all is right; but if it retires to one end, bring it back one half, by the screw...

Page 25 - ... determined by repeating the observation of an altitude or depression in the reversed positions, both of the telescope and the vernier plate : the two readings will have equal and opposite errors, one half of their difference being the index error.