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  • This, and the inclination of the orbit being given, we have all the geometrical data necessary to compute the coordinates of the planet itself.
  • They not only indicate the height of the land, but also enable us to compute the declivity of the mountain slopes; and if minor features of ground lying between two contours - such as ravines, as also rocky precipices and glaciers - are indicated, as is done on the Siegfried atlas of Switzerland, they fully meet the requirements of the scientific man, the engineer and the mountain-climber.
  • To cover the special risks of mining, capital should earn a higher interest than in ordinary business, and if we assume that the sinking-fund be safely invested, we must compute the amortization on a lower basis than 5%.
  • Mathematically we have thus in all cases to compute present value on the basis of a deferred as well as a limited annuity.
  • When the length of a meteor's: course is known and the duration of its flight has been correctly estimated it is easy to compute the velocity in miles.

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