A Manual of Field Astronomy (Classic Reprint)

A Manual of Field Astronomy (Classic Reprint)
A Manual of Field Astronomy (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from A Manual of Field AstronomyIf the reason be demanded for the appearance of another book on Field Astronomy when there are already published several excellent works on the subject, it may be stated as follows: That although any one of them may serve very well as a text for a comparatively extended study, the author has been unable to find one sufficiently concise to fit the short time usually allowed for the work in a civil engineering course which would still provide enough of the fundamentals of the subject to enable the reader to make, intelligently, the observations and accompanying computations required in the practice of general engineering and surveying. Something is needed more complete than the usual chapter in books on surveying and less extensive than most texts on field astronomy. This need, which is acknowledged by other teachers to exist, it is hoped to fill; and at the same time it has been attempted to provide a book which will be of service to engineers and surveyors whose practice requires that they occasionally make astronomical observations.To this end the discussion of fundamentals has been made brief, but it is thought sufficiently thorough for the purpose. Special attention has been given to the matter of measurement of time, because it is believed that this causes more difficulty for students in general than any other part of the subject.In the selection of the methods described for the determination of latitude, azimuth, time, and longitude, care has been taken to choose those which are believed to be most capable of producing results when used with field instruments under ordinary field conditions. Realizing that the determination of azimuth is more frequently required than any other observation, more methods have been given for this than for the other problems.Each observation has been presented essentially as follows: The work of which the observation consists is first stated briefly, followed by the relations and theory on which it depends, accompanied by such explanation as seems necessary.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.