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The Theory and Practice of Navigation and Nautical Astronomy
W. G. Tate
Affichage du livre entier - 1900
The theory of navigation and nautical astronomy: together with the elements ...
William Thomas Read
Affichage du livre entier - 1869
Astronomia accurata: or The royal astronomer and navigator. Containing new ...
Affichage du livre entier - 1760
absciss affirmative altitude ANALYTICAL FUNCTIONS apparent latitude axis becomes centre circle circumference co-efficients Consequently constant quantity cosec cosine curve cycloid dark shadow deduced denote derivative functions developement diameter Diff difference distance earth eccentric anomaly ecliptic equal equation EXAMPLE expressed find the angle former fraction func greater Hence horizontal parallax hypotenuse integral latter logarithms longitude manner method moon moon's multiplied negative perpendicular pole polynomial derivatives powers preceding prime function primitive primitive equation PROBLEM putting quadrant radius right ascension right-angled triangle SECTION semidiameter side sine sine and cosine solar eclipse spherical angle spherical triangle star substituting subtangent subtracted sun's supposing suvers tangent theorems third tion true true anomaly vanish versed sine Whence whole number zenith
Page 110 - A spherical angle is measured by the arc of a great circle described from its vertex as a pole, and included between its sides, produced if necessary.
Page 184 - Greenwich for this station ; foreigners, the principal observatories of their respective nations. Some geographers have adopted the island of Ferro. Hereafter, when we speak of longitude, we reckon from Greenwich. The longitude of a place is, therefore, measured by the arc of the equator intercepted between the meridian of the place and that of Greenwich ; or, which is the same thing, by the spherical angle at the pole included between these meridians.
Page ix - ... one another. DEFINITION 7. If it be possible to take equimultiples of the first and the third of four magnitudes and equimultiples of the second and the fourth, such that the multiple of the first is greater than that of the second and the multiple of the third not greater than that of the fourth, the ratio of the first to the second is said to be greater than that of the third to the fourth ; and the ratio of the third to the fourth is said to be less than the ratio of the first to the second....
Page 107 - a circle of a sphere is the diameter of the sphere which is perpendicular to the plane of the circle. The ends of the axis are called the poles of the circle.
Page 57 - To divide a given number (a) into two such parts, that the product of the mth power of the one into the wth power of the other shall be a maximum. We have x'" (a — *•)" a maximum, and therefore mtf" -1 (a — #)" — nxm (a — #)"-' = o ; whence^ m (a — x) = nx.
Page 183 - Azimuth, or vertical circles are great circles passing through the zenith and nadir. They cut the horizon at right ' angles. The altitudes of the heavenly bodies are measured on these circles.
Page 113 - C= 540° — (a' + b' + c'). But a' + b' + c' < 360° (86) ; therefore, A + B + C > 180°; that is, the sum of the three angles is greater than two right angles.
Page 240 - ... soberness of description and precision of language which characterize the science of the nations of Europe. It appears from the astronomical tables that the ancient Hindoos knew that the intersection of the equator and ecliptic is not always in the same point, but that it is constantly retrograding on the ecliptic in a direction contrary to the order of the signs...
Page 185 - Ursa Minoris. This varying direction of the earth's axis is occasioned by the varying influence of the sun and moon on the protuberant matter of the earth's equator, in necessary correspondence with the earth's variations of distance in different parts of its orbit ; and in respect of which varying influence the earth may be described, if I may use a homely figure, as in the situation of a man held by the collar between two policemen, and swayed to the...