The Science of Time 2016 von Arias,  Elisa Felicitas, Combrinck,  Ludwig, Gabor,  Pavel, Hohenkerk,  Catherine, Seidelmann,  P. Kenneth

The Science of Time 2016

Time in Astronomy & Society, Past, Present and Future

The uses of time in astronomy – from pointing telescopes, coordinating and processing observations, predicting ephemerides, cultures, religious practices, history, businesses, determining Earth orientation, analyzing time-series data and in many other ways – represent a broad sample of how time is used throughout human society and in space. Time and its reciprocal, frequency, is the most accurately measurable quantity and often an important path to the frontiers of science. But the future of timekeeping is changing with the development of optical frequency standards and the resulting challenges of distributing time at ever higher precision, with the possibility of timescales based on pulsars, and with the inclusion of higher-order relativistic effects. The definition of the second will likely be changed before the end of this decade, and its realization will increase in accuracy; the definition of the day is no longer obvious. The variability of the Earth’s rotation presents challenges of understanding and prediction. 

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The publication The Science of Time 2016 - Time in Astronomy & Society, Past, Present and Future by , , , , was published by Springer International Publishing. The publication is registered with the following keywords: Atomic Clocks, future timekeeping standards, Harrison's chronometer, history of time, metrology proceedings, Philosophy of Time, pulsar observations, quantum theory and time, science of time, timekeeping in astronomy. More books, topics, authors and publishers can be found here: Here at book findr we are providing with the widest range of books and publication lists on the internet. You can order books and publications directly. Further than that we are showing a huge list of publisher addresses including email and phone numbers as well as full postal address. This publication costs in Germany 213.99 EUR and in Austria 219.99 EUR. For more information about bookfindr please get in touch.