9780130977366

Surveying Fundamentals and Practices

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    9780130977366

  • ISBN10:

    0130977365

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2011
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Summary

For courses in Construction Management and Civil Tech. This text is used as introduction in colleges and technical schools where a basic but practical approach to surveying is desired. The subject matter is organized into three major sections: Part 1, Basic Concepts in Surveying; Part 2, Surveying Equipment and Field Methods; and Part 3, Surveying Applications, and contains additional mathematical teaching.

Table of Contents

PART 1 BASIC CONCEPTS IN SURVEYING
1(88)
Introduction
3(22)
The Art and Science of Surveying
3(3)
The Surveying Method
6(6)
Surveying Applications
12(4)
Historical Background
16(2)
The Profession of Surveying
18(1)
Field Notes
19(6)
Questions for Review
23(2)
Measurements and Computations
25(24)
Units of Measurement
25(5)
Computations
30(4)
Mistakes and Errors
34(5)
Accuracy and Precision
39(10)
Questions for Review
43(2)
Practice Problems
45(4)
Basic Mathematics for Surveying
49(40)
Geometry and Mensuration
49(16)
Trigonometry
65(10)
Coordinate and Analytic Geometry
75(14)
Practice Problems
82(7)
PART 2 SURVEYING EQUIPMENT AND FIELD METHODS
89(128)
Measuring Horizontal Distances
91(37)
Rough Distance Measurement
92(2)
Taping: Equipment and Methods
94(17)
Taping Mistakes, Errors, and Corrections
111(6)
Electronic Distance Measurement
117(11)
Questions for Review
124(1)
Practice Problems
125(3)
Measuring Vertical Distances
128(45)
Principles of Leveling
129(4)
Leveling Equipment
133(10)
Leveling Procedures
143(10)
Vertical Control (Benchmark) Surveys
153(7)
Profile Leveling
160(5)
Trigonometric Leveling
165(8)
Questions for Review
166(1)
Practice Problems
167(6)
Measuring Angles and Directions
173(44)
Vertical Angles
174(2)
Horizontal Angles and Directions
176(7)
Magnetic Declination
183(4)
The Theodolite
187(7)
Electronic Instruments
194(2)
Measuring Horizontal and Vertical Angles
196(9)
Accuracy, Mistakes, and Errors
205(12)
Questions for Review
210(1)
Practice Problems
211(6)
PART 3 SURVEYING APPLICATIONS
217(218)
Horizontal Control Surveys
219(47)
Traverses
220(5)
Traverse Closure Computations
225(15)
Traverse Area Computations
240(4)
Miscellaneous Computations
244(9)
Elementary Triangulation and Trilateration
253(4)
Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
257(9)
Questions for Review
260(1)
Practice Problems
260(6)
Property Surveys
266(34)
Property Descriptions
267(9)
Legal Aspects
276(3)
Land Subdivisions
279(7)
Procedure for a Resurvey
286(14)
Questions for Review
294(1)
Practice Problems
295(5)
Topographic Surveys and Maps
300(43)
Plotting a Traverse
303(5)
Contour Lines
308(5)
Topo Survey Procedures
313(17)
Basic Photogrammetry
330(13)
Questions for Review
338(1)
Practice Problems
338(5)
Highway Curves and Earthwork
343(49)
Route Surveys
343(2)
Horizontal Curves
345(5)
Locating a Curve
350(10)
Compound and Reverse Curves
360(3)
Vertical Curves
363(8)
Curves Through Fixed Points
371(1)
Earthwork Computations
372(20)
Questions for Review
384(1)
Practice Problems
384(8)
Construction Surveys
392(43)
Establishing Line
395(2)
Establishing Grade
397(8)
Slope Staking
405(6)
Building and Pipeline Stakeout
411(8)
Additional Layout Procedures
419(16)
Questions for Review
431(1)
Practice Problems
432(3)
Appendix A Traditional Survey Equipment and Methods 435(6)
Appendix B Units and Conversions 441(3)
Appendix C Formulas 444(5)
Appendix D Sources of Additional Information 449(1)
Appendix E Glossary and Abbreviations 450(16)
Appendix F Answers to Even-Numbered Problems 466(27)
Index 493

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