Description : This Volume Is One Of The Two Which Offer A Comprehensive Course In Those Parts Of Theory And Practice Of Plane And Geodetic Surveying That Are Most Commonly Used By Civil Engineers. The First Volume Covers In 24 Chapters, The Most Common Surveying Operations. Each Topic Introduced Is Thoroughly Described, The Theory Is Rigorously Developed, And A Large Number Of Numerical Examples Are Included To Illustrate Its Application. General Statements Of Important Principles And Methods Are Almost Invariably Given By Practical Illustration. Apart From Illustrations Of Old And Conventional Instruments, Emphasis Has Been Placed On New Or Modern Instruments, Both For Ordinary As Well As Precise Work. A Good Deal Of Space Has Been Given To Instrumental Adjustments With Thorough Discussion Of Geometrical Principles In Each Case. Many New Advanced Problems Have Also Been Added Which Will Prove Useful For Competitive Examinations.
Description : The Book Provides A Lucid And Step-By-Step Treatment Of The Various Principles, Methods And Instruments Involved In Land Surveying. Modern Methods And Techniques Are Emphasised Throughout The Text.After Presenting The Basic Concepts And Definitions, The Book Explains Errors In Survey Measurement And Their Propagation. Survey Measurements Are Detailed Next. These Include Horizontal And Vertical Distances, Slope, Elevation, Angle And Direction. Measurement Using Stadia Tacheometry Is Then Highlighted, Followed By Contouring And Uses Of Contours In Civil Engineering Projects.Traversing Is Then Explained, Followed By A Detailed Discussion Of Plotting Of Maps By Plane Tabling. The Use Of Tangent Clinometer In Plane Tabling Has Been Suitably HighlightedThe Book Then Explains The Calculation Of Areas And Volumes From The Survey Measurements. The Last Chapter Features Various Types Of Curves And Includes A Variety Of Field Problems In Setting Out The Curves.Suitable Diagrams, Illustrative Examples And Practice Problems Are Included Throughout The Book.The Book Would Serve As An Excellent Text For Degree And Diploma Students Of Civil Engineering. Amie Candidates, And Practicing Engineers Would Also Find This Book Extremely Useful.
Description : Comprehensive account of ancient surveying instruments together with translations of all the ancient sources.
Description : Surveying or land surveying is the technique, profession, and science of determining the terrestrial or three-dimensional position of points and the distances and angles between them. A land surveying professional is called a land surveyor. Surveying is as old as the human civilization. The art of surveying and map drawing has been in practice since the cultural evolution of mankind. The earliest methods of surveys were made in connection with land surveying for the purpose of establishing boundaries of lands, but with the passage of time, an urge was felt to implement its application in many other avenues as well. The main development of surveying took place in the nineteenth century after the invention of telescope, magnetic compass, levelling instruments and theodolites. For the purpose of engineering projects such as roads, railways, canals, water supply, reservoirs, dams, building, bridges, flyovers, etc., extensive surveying is inevitable for proper establishment and allocation of the jobsite. The success of any engineering project is highly dependent on the accurate and complete survey work. This book contributes to enhance the basic knowledge of the subject for the civil engineering students. The book has been prepared in such a way that it highlights every aspect of the subjectfrom the basic measurement technique by chains and tapes to the advanced features like application of EDM instruments, photogrammetry and remote sensing. Organised into 25 chapters this book highlights all the elements of surveying systematically. The chapters are arranged in a logical sequence in order to maintain the continuity. The theories are explained in a simple and lucid language along with the solved examples and problems. The book explains the theories behind modem optical instruments like Electronic Distance Measurements (EDM), and Total stations, which are invented to give accurate measurements. The book shows how photogrammetric surveying is making a new headway with aircrafts, satellites and modem cameras. It also highlights the ways through which surveying is extended to the deep sea, and extra terrestrial space. Most importantly, it discusses how surveying principles have been used in remote sensing, rocket tracks, missiles and space vehicles.