From Sundials to Atomic Clocks

From Sundials to Atomic Clocks

Understanding Time and Frequency

Book - 1999
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Dover Pubns
This clear and accessible introduction to the concept of time examines forms of measurement, historic timekeeping methods, uses of time information, and the role of time in science and technology. It includes a fascinating survey of man-made clocks and watches, and more than 300 illustrations enliven its comprehensive treatment.

Clear and accessible introduction to the concept of time examines measurement, historic timekeeping methods, uses of time information, role of time in science and technology, and much more. Over 300 illustrations.


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This introduction to time focuses on measurement, historic methods of timekeeping, the uses of time information, and the role of time in science and technology. Other topics include the search for uniform time, the application of time to energy, communication, and transportation, and the role of the world's official timekeepers. More than 300 drawings and cartoons are included. This is a Dover reprint of a 1999 edition by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 1999
ISBN: 9780486409139
0486409139
Branch Call Number: 529 Jes 1999
Characteristics: 308 p. : ill
Additional Contributors: Fitz-Randolph, Jane

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