Splitting The Second, The Story of Atomic Time

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John Nagle

Splitting The Second, The Story of Atomic Time, Tony Jones, Institute of Physics Publishing, Reprinted 2001

We hear "Atomic Clock" and know that it means precise time. But how does it "keep time"? What provides the information to our battery operated atomic clocks in our shops and homes?
In spite of its' wide spread influence, the story of atomic timekeeping is one that is largely unknown outside a small community of specialists.
The book begins with a history of various "times". Ever hear of Ephemeris Time?
Continuing to Developing A New Second, Atomic Clocks, From UT to ET {Universal Time to Ephemeris Time}, Uses Of Accurate Time and The Future Of Time - What is after Caesium?
A few years ago many have considered the pulse of quasars as a possible reliable source so the pursuit of "perfect time" continues.
Not a new book but a great one if you have thought about the Atomic Clock and would like to know more.
 

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Bibliographic data:

* Title: Splitting the Second
SubTitle: The Story of Atomic Time
* Author: Tony Jones
* Publisher: Institute of Physics
Keywords: electrical precision
Other Keywords: atomic
ISBN: 0 7503 0640 8 pbk
Language: ENG
Notes: History of the atomic clock
Edition: 2000, 1st edition -- Copyright: 2000
Kind: Book
Type: Clk:Atomic-Quarz-GPS
Geographic area: Global
Topic: History
Organization: NA/other
Pages: 200 -- Height in cm: 22
Print Status: 1 (1 means in print - 2 means out of print)
BHM ID: 65
 

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