The Solar Transit

The Solar Transit : This Account of the Solar Compass, and the Meridian Attachment for Transit Instruments, Was Written for Young and Sons (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Solar Transit: This Account of the Solar Compass, and the Meridian Attachment for Transit Instruments, Was Written for Young and Sons Although the Solar Compass has been in constant use for more than thirty years, and, with its modern improvements has become one of the most useful instruments known to the sur yeying profession yet, it is a remarkable fact, that its existence has been almost entirely ignored by the authors of all the modern text-books on surveying commonly used in schools and colleges. As a consequence, the young surveyor who soon finds the use of the solar apparatus attached to his transit indispensable in his practice, is obliged to resort to his own ingenuity to mas! Ter the principles upon which the instrument is based, or depend upon the imperfect and often incorrect account to be found in the catalogue of the instrument maker he may happen to have on hand. To attempt to adjust and use any instrument without thoroughly understanding its principles, can only result in unreliable work, which fact has been notably demonstrated in the use, or rather abuse of the Solar Transit. It is the design of this paper to supply a clear and concise account of the instrument and its modifications, for the use of surveyors, and especially of those who may not be familiar with the astronomical problems involved in its construction, a brief explanation of which will first be given. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This 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.
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  • Hardback | 20 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 186g
  • English
  • 10 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0266581560
  • 9780266581567