[time 51] SI Units

ca314159 (ca314159@bestweb.net)
Fri, 19 Mar 1999 20:49:08 -0800

NIST seems to place time a priori to space ?

Counting oscillations of a specifically prepared
emission of radiation is the basis of time ?

A theory that defines the relation between space
and time must also define a new standard of measuring
the units ?

The meter is the length of the path travelled by light
in vacuum during a time interval of 1/299 792 458
of a second.

The second is the duration of 9 192 631 770
periods of the radiation corresponding to the
transition between the two hyperfine levels of the
ground state of the cesium 133 atom.




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