Elements of Engineering Survey

 
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Elementary Engineering Surveying is a text book for students attending the first course on Engineering Survey. The book is written very concisely and to the point for student to devout less time for study without compromising the quality of understanding and learning the elements of engineering survey. The book has eleven chapters prepared in modular form with an aim to carry out field surveying systematically. Starting from fundamentals of surveying, chapters include measurement of horizontal and vertical distances and angles, surveying instruments and their working with due importance to mapping, the ultimate objective of surveying. Each chapter contains many solved examples, in which field data have been used. Inclusion of a chapter on errors and its effect on measurement and another chapter on determination of azimuth from astronomical observation has made the book a unique one in the elementary level. Further, the book is endowed with excellent figures and rich diversity of field problems which are expected to serve students best. Chapter-1 Introduction to Surveying and Mapping Introduction to Surveying, Basics of Surveying, Significance of Surveying, Objectives of Surveying, Divisions of Surveying, Classifications of Surveying, Principles of Surveying, Mapping Fundamentals, Rectangular Co-ordinates, Overview of Land Surveying and Map Making, Indian Topographic Maps, Summary, Glossary Chapter-2 Measurements and Errors, Introduction, Significant Figures, Rounding off Numbers, Errors in Measurement, Reliability of Measurement, Quality of Measurement, Summary, Glossary Chapter-3 Measurement of Horizontal Distance, Methods of Measurement of Distance, Direct Measurement, Optical Distance Measurement, Electronic Measurement of Distance, Summary, Glossary Chapter-4 Measurement of Vertical Distance Instrument, Basic Principle of Leveling, Methods of Leveling, Summary, Glossary Chapter-5 Representation of Vertical Distance Contour, Contouring, Engineering Applications of Contours, Summary, Glossary Chapter-6 Relative Direction of Line Fundamental Definitions, Determination of Angles/Directions, Theodolite, Measurement of Direction using Theodolite, Errors in Measurements of Angles and Directions, Summary, Glossary Chapter-7 Measurement of Horizontal Distance and Vertical Elevation Simultaneously Tacheometry, Uses of Tacheometry, Systems of Tacheometric Measurement, Summary, Glossary Chapter-8 Measurement of Absolute Direction Astronomical Terms and Definitions, Astronomical Triangle, Azimuth of a Line, Errors and Correction, Determination of the Altitude of the Sun, Summary, Glossary Chapter-9 Control Survey Traverse, Traverse Surveying, traverse Computations, Adjustment of Traverse, Approximate Methods for Adjustment of Traverse, Determination of Corrected Distances and Azimuth, Co-ordinate Computation, Omitted Measurements, Plotting a Traverse Survey, Summary, Glossary Chapter-10 Location of Details Advantages and Disadvantages of Plane Table Survey, Instruments, Basic Principle of Plane Table Surveying, Setting of Instruments, Temporary Adjustment of Plane Table, Methods of Plane Table Surveying, Practical Hints in Plane Table Surveying, Summary, Glossary Appendix I, Selected Readings, Index

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Dr. Jayanta Kumar Ghosh is working as Associate Professor in the Civil Engineering Department (Geomatics Engineering Group) of Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. He was born in Guwahati, Assam in the year 1962. He did his bachelor degree in Civil Engineering from Bengal Engineering College and Science University in the year 1984 and Master of Technology in Civil Engineering with specialization in Surveying, Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur in the year 1990. He did his doctor of philosophy degree in Civil Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee in the year 1997. He bagged many national (National Scholar 1977, Ist prize by NRDF 1984 etc.) and international (DAAD fellowship 2007, Erasmus Mundus Scholar 2009 etc.) laurels in his academic career. He is engaged in teaching, research and consultancy works in Geomatics engineering for more than 30 years. He has more than 80 publications in the International and National journals of repute and conferences. He is member of different technical associations of National and International repute.

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