Schaum's Outline of Introductory Surveying

ISBN-10: 0070711240
ISBN-13: 9780070711242
Edition: 1985
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List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 1985
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 6/22/1985
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 8.00" wide x 11.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.650

This book is excellent for self-study or as a complement to the most popular surveying texts and courses in junior college and technical schools. An invaluable tutor, it gives students hundreds of opportunities to learn how to solve civil engineering and surveying problems. The numerous reality-based problems with guided solutions and hundreds more with answers help students measure their progress and hone their skills.

Trigonometry for Surveyors
Angles and Their Measurement
Expressing the Fractional Part of a Degree in Minutes and Seconds
Expressing an Arc in Radians
Angle Conversions
Operations with Angles Expressed in Degrees, Minutes, and Seconds
Areas of Triangles
Interior Angles of Triangle
Exterior Angles of a Triangle
Pythagorean Theorem
Standard Position for an Angle
Trigonometric Ratios
Trigonometric Functions on a Calculator
Field Notes
Reason for Field Notes
Requirements for Good Notes
Types of Field Books
Kinds of Notes
Arrangement of Field Notes
Suggestions on Recording Notes
Proper Methods
Significant Figures
Rounding Off Numbers
Horizontal Distances
Methods of Measurement
Odometer Readings
Horizontal Sights by Stadia
Electronic Distance Measurements
Precision of Various Measuring Methods
Slope Taping Procedure
Slope Computations
Sources of Error
Common Mistakes
General Information
Differences between Transits and Theodolites
Relationships of Angles and Distances
Telescopic Sight
Line of Sight
Transit Geometry
The Compass
Magnetic Declination
Variations in Magnetic Declination
Local Attraction
Sources of Error in Compass Work
Mistakes in Compass Work
Determining an Accurate Compass Bearing
Measuring a Horizontal Angle
Field Records
Recording the Field Notes
Sources of Error in Transit Work
Types of Leveling
Leveling Equipment
Orders of Accuracy
Level Bench Marks
Differential Leveling
Sight Distances
Balancing Foresights and Backsights
Curvature and Refraction
Adjusting the Level
Field Procedure
Profile Leveling
Trigonometric Leveling
Angle Measurement
General Information
Measuring Angles by Repetition
Prolonging a Line Past an Obstacle by Angles
Kinds of Horizontal Angles
Closing the Horizon
Comparison of Bearings and Azimuths
Bearing Calculations
Computing Azimuths
Factors Affecting Angle Observations
Common Mistakes
Use of Traverses
Traverse Field Work
Traverse Computations
Working a Connecting Traverse
Topographic Surveys
Definition of Topographic Surveying
Topographic Representation
Contour Lines
Field Methods
Cross-Section Method
Plotting the Points
Other Methods of Obtaining Topography
Coordinate Square Method
Geometric Location of Contour Points
Sources of Error in Topographic Surveys
Construction Surveys
Transfer from Stakes to the Improvement
Baseline and Offset Control
Angle-and-Distance Method
Complex Plans: Coordinate Method
Establishing Line in the Field: Marking Position
Establishing Grade: Marking Elevations
Methods of Giving Grade
Slope Staking
Information Required
Summing up Slope Staking Procedures
Field Notes
Importance of Earthwork
Cross Sections
Counting-the-Squares Method
Geometric Method
Stripper Method
Double-Meridian-Distance Method
Area by Coordinates
Volume by Average End Areas
Volume by End-Areas Table
Volume by Prismoidal Formula
Horizontal Curves
Types of Horizontal Curves
Elements of a Simple Curve
Simple Curve Formulas (Arc and Chord Definitions)
Solution of a Simple Curve
Staking Out a Simple Horizontal Curve
The Compound Curve
Vertical Curves
Why Vertical Curves Are Used
Computing Vertical Curves: The Stage Method
Computing Vertical Curves: The Direct Method
Vertical Curve in Sag
Drawing Maps
Types of Maps
Horizontal Ties
Vertical Ties
Map Scale
Map Drafting
Plotting the Control
Plotting Angles
Topographic Symbols
Placing the Map on a Sheet
Meridian Arrow
Sources of Error in Mapping

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