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General Principles of the Measure of Time: Astronomical Time

  • B. Guinot
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 154)

Abstract

The realization of a conventional frame of reference in the time dimension, which will be called a time scale, requires the same phases as the reference frame in space: conception, definition, and realization.

Keywords

Dynamical Time Universal Time Frequency Drift Pair Variance Solar Time 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Guinot
    • 1
  1. 1.BIPMSèvresFrance

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