The Measurement of Time

Time, Frequency and the Atomic Clock

Author: Claude Audoin,Bernard Guinot

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521003971

Category: Reference

Page: 335

View: 4894

A unique insight into the measurement of time and its applications, at an introductory level.
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Measures and the Measurement of Time

Author: N. F. Dupus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780766156579

Category: Philosophy

Page: 148

View: 1974

This little book is the outcome of a series of articles from "Queen's Quarterly." A number of readers believed it would be beneficial to have these articles combined into one booklet, rather than scattered throughout various issues of the "Quarterly." Contents: mechanical measurement of time: ancient, modern, clock escapements, remontoire and the gravity escapement, portable escapements; natural measurement and intervals of time; natural measurement of time.
Posted in Philosophy

Committee on the Measurement of Geologic Time by Atomic Disintegration

Author: National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on the Measurement of Geologic Time,Alfred Church Lane,John Putnam Marble

Publisher: National Academies

ISBN: N.A

Category: Geological time

Page: N.A

View: 3282

Posted in Geological time

The measurement of time-varying phenomena

fundamentals and applications

Author: Edward B. Magrab,Donald S. Blomquist

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471563433

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 347

View: 9319

Posted in Technology & Engineering

Report of the Committee on the Measurement of Geologic Time

Author: National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on the Measurement of Geologic Time,Alfred Church Lane

Publisher: National Academies

ISBN: N.A

Category: Geological time

Page: N.A

View: 8062

Posted in Geological time

The Measure of Times Past

Pre-Newtonian Chronologies and the Rhetoric of Relative Time

Author: Donald J. Wilcox

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226897226

Category: History

Page: 292

View: 7112

In this extraordinary work, Donald J. Wilcox seeks to discover an approach to narrative and history consistent with the discontinuous, relative time of the twentieth century. He shows how our B.C./A.D. system, intimately connected to Newtonian concepts of continuous, objective, and absolute time, has affected our conception and experience of the past. He demonstrates absolute time's centrality to modern historical methodologies and the problems it has created in the selection and interpretation of facts. Inspired by contemporary fiction and Einsteinian concepts of relativity, he concludes his analysis with a comparison of our system with earlier, pre-Newtonian time schemes to create a radical new critique of historical objectivity.
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Immigrants in the Lands of Promise

Italians in Buenos Aires and New York City, 1870 - 1914

Author: Michael Adas

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801455251

Category: History

Page: 452

View: 6252

Over the past five centuries, advances in Western understanding of and control over the material world have strongly influenced European responses to non-Western peoples and cultures. In Machines as the Measure of Men, Michael Adas explores the ways in which European perceptions of their scientific and technological superiority shaped their interactions with people overseas. Adopting a broad, comparative perspective, he analyzes European responses to the cultures of sub-Saharan Africa, India, and China, cultures that they judged to represent lower levels of material mastery and social organization. Beginning with the early decades of overseas expansion in the sixteenth century, Adas traces the impact of scientific and technological advances on European attitudes toward Asians and Africans and on their policies for dealing with colonized societies. He concentrates on British and French thinking in the nineteenth century, when, he maintains, scientific and technological measures of human worth played a critical role in shaping arguments for the notion of racial supremacy and the "civilizing mission" ideology which were used to justify Europe's domination of the globe. Finally, he examines the reasons why many Europeans grew dissatisfied with and even rejected this gauge of human worth after World War I, and explains why it has remained important to Americans. Showing how the scientific and industrial revolutions contributed to the development of European imperialist ideologies, Machines as the Measure of Men highlights the cultural factors that have nurtured disdain for non-Western accomplishments and value systems. It also indicates how these attitudes, in shaping policies that restricted the diffusion of scientific knowledge, have perpetuated themselves, and contributed significantly to chronic underdevelopment throughout the developing world. Adas's far-reaching and provocative book will be compelling reading for all who are concerned about the history of Western imperialism and its legacies. First published to wide acclaim in 1989, Machines as the Measure of Men is now available in a new edition that features a preface by the author that discusses how subsequent developments in gender and race studies, as well as global technology and politics, enter into conversation with his original arguments.
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The Measurement of Environmental and Resource Values

Theory and Methods

Author: A. Myrick Freeman III,Joseph A. Herriges,Catherine L. Kling

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317703936

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 478

View: 799

The first edition of this important work was the winner of the 2002 Publication of Enduring Quality award by the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. The continuing premise for the book is that estimates of the economic values of environmental and natural resource services are essential for effective policy-making. As previous editions, the third edition, which includes two additional co-authors, presents a comprehensive treatment of the theory and methods involved in estimating environmental benefits. Researchers, policy-makers, and practitioners will welcome the work as an up-to-date reference on recent developments. Students will gain a better understanding of the contribution that economics as a discipline can make to decisions concerning pollution control and human health, recreation, environmental amenities, and other critical issues concerning the way we use and interact with environmental and natural resource systems. To reflect recent progress in both the theory and practice of non-market valuation, the third edition includes more details on empirical approaches to measurement, expanded discussion of the reasons for divergence between "willingness to pay" and "willingness to accept compensation," and increased coverage of econometric issues encountered in estimation. In keeping with its cutting edge orientation, it also includes more discussion of survey design, equilibrium sorting models, and the implications of behavioral economics for welfare measurements and benefit cost analysis.
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Die Ordnung der Zeit

Author: Carlo Rovelli

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644000751

Category: Science

Page: 192

View: 5277

Leben wir in der Zeit oder lebt die Zeit vielleicht nur in uns? Alle theoretischen Physiker von Weltrang, die den großen und kleinen Kräften des Universums nachspüren, beschäftigen sich immer wieder mit der entscheidenden Frage, was Zeit ist. Wenn ihre großen Modelle die Zeit zur Erklärung des Elementaren nicht mehr brauchen, wie kommt es dann, dass sie für unser Leben so wichtig ist? Geht es wirklich ohne sie? Carlo Rovelli gibt in diesem Buch überraschende Antworten. Er nimmt uns mit auf eine Reise durch unsere Vorstellungen der von der Zeit und spürt ihren Regeln und Rätseln nach. Ein großes, packend geschriebenes Lese-Abenteuer, ein würdiger Nachfolger des Welt-Bestsellers "Sieben kurze Lektionen über Physik".
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The March of Time

Evolving Conceptions of Time in the Light of Scientific Discoveries

Author: Friedel Weinert

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642353479

Category: Science

Page: 284

View: 7787

The aim of this interdisciplinary study is to reconstruct the evolution of our changing conceptions of time in the light of scientific discoveries. It will adopt a new perspective and organize the material around three central themes, which run through our history of time reckoning: cosmology and regularity; stasis and flux; symmetry and asymmetry. It is the physical criteria that humans choose – relativistic effects and time-symmetric equations or dynamic-kinematic effects and asymmetric conditions – that establish our views on the nature of time. This book will defend a dynamic rather than a static view of time.
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Roman Pompeii

Space and Society

Author: Ray Laurence

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134768982

Category: History

Page: 176

View: 6406

In this fully revised and updated edition of Roman Pompeii, Dr. Laurence looks at the latest archaeological and literary evidence relating to the city of Pompeii from the viewpoint of architect, geographer and social scientist. Enhancing our general understanding of the Roman world, this new edition includes new chapters that reveal how the young learnt the culture of the city and to investigate the role of property development and real estate in Pompeii’s growth. Showing how Pompeii has undergone considerable urban development, Dr. Laurence emphasizes the relationship between the fabric of the city and the society that produced it. Local activities are located in both time and space and Pompeii’s cultural identity is defined. This book is invaluable for students and scholars in the fields of archaeology and ancient history, as well as being rewarding reading for the many people who visit Pompeii.
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Philosophical Problems of Space and Time

Second, enlarged edition

Author: Adolf Grünbaum

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 940102622X

Category: Science

Page: 884

View: 3494

It is ten years since Adolf Griinbaum published the first edition of this book. It was promptly recognized to be one of the few major works in the philosophy of the natural sciences of this generation. In part, this is so because Griinbaum has chosen a problem basic both to philosophy and to the natural sciences - the nature of space and time; and in part, this is so because he so admirably exemplifies that Aristotelian devotion to the intimate and mutual dependence of actual science and philosophical understanding. More than this, however, the quality of his work derives from his achievement in combining detail with scope. The problems of space and time have been among the most difficult in contemporary and classical thought, and Griinbaum has been responsible to the full depth and complexity of these difficulties. This revised and enlarged second edition is a work in progress, in the tradition of reflective analysis of modern science of such figures as Ehrenfest and Reichenbach. In publishing this work among the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, we hope to contribute to and encourage that broad tradition of natural philosophy which is marked by the close collaboration of philoso phers and scientists. To this end, we have published the proceedings of our Colloquia, of meetings and conferences here and abroad, as well as the works of single authors.
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The Measurement of Air Flow

Author: E. Ower,R. C. Pankhurst

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483188043

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 376

View: 6298

The Measurement of Air Flow: 5th Edition (in SI Units) deals primarily with the measurement (expressed in SI units) of the speed of air in motion relative to solid boundaries or surfaces. The methods described apply not only to air flow but also to the flow of other gases with little, if any, modification, except as regards the numerical values of the various physical properties occurring in the equations. Furthermore, much of the theory applies to the flow of both liquids and gases. Comprised of 13 chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the general principles of the pressure-tube anemometer used in measuring pressure difference from which the speed of flow can be deduced. The reader is then introduced to the characteristics of pitot and static tubes in incompressible flow; pitot and static observations in compressible flow; and the flow of air in pipes of circular cross-section. Subsequent chapters focus on the measurement of incompressible flow in pipes by pitot and static traverse methods; methods of flow measurement based upon the rates of cooling of hot bodies; and the measurement of pulsating flow. This book is intended for students and engineers and for other practitioners concerned with the measurement of the speed of air flow.
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Constructions of Time in the Late Middle Ages

Author: Carol Poster,Richard J. Utz

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810115415

Category: History

Page: 206

View: 9765

Posted in History

The Science of Politics

Author: Patrick Edward Dove

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political science

Page: N.A

View: 9203

Posted in Political science

The Trail of Time

Time Measurement with Incense in East Asia

Author: Silvio A. Bedini

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521374828

Category: History

Page: 342

View: 8299

A scholarly study of the role of the incense timekeeper in early Chinese history.
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Spherical Astronomy

Author: Edgar Woolard

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 032314912X

Category: Nature

Page: 470

View: 715

Spherical Astronomy provides a comprehensive treatment of the fundamental principles of positional astronomy. The text focuses on the principles of spherical astronomy and the theory of fundamental astronomical observations. Discussions are made on topics such as the celestial sphere and the nature of the reference systems of astronomy; the geometric aspects of the celestial sphere in relation to geographic position; systems of time measurement based on the rotation of the earth; and the inertial reference system. Astronomers and astrophysicists will find the book highly insightful.
Posted in Nature