Time Systems in General Relativity

  • Toshio Fukushima
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 154)


As is shown clearly in the preceding chapters, the measurement of time is the most precise and reliable observation we can make at present. In utilizing such precise observational data to establish and maintain a highly uniform time system, we confront ourselves with some basic questions such as ‘What is a time system?’, ‘What is its uniformity?’ and ‘How can we relate two different time systems with each other?’


Proper Time Coordinate Time Atomic Clock Keplerian Orbit Rotate Coordinate System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Toshio Fukushima
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  1. 1.Hydrographic DepartmentTokyoJapan

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