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Topological Paradoxes of Time Measurement

Lisker, Roy (2001) Topological Paradoxes of Time Measurement. [Preprint] (Unpublished)

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This paper applies the ideas presented in "Time, Euclidean Geometry and Relativity" ID 1290 , to a specific problem in temporal measurement. It is shown that, under very natural assumptions, that if there is a minimum time interval T in ones collection of clocks, it is impossible to measure an interval of time 1/2T save by the accidental construction of a clock which pulses in that interval. This situation is contrasted to that for length, in which either the Euclidean Algorithm or a ruler and compass construction can be used to construct a lengh 1/2L from a length Lo

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Item Type: Preprint
Lisker, Roy
Commentary on: Lisker, Roy (1998) Time, Euclidean Geometry and Relativity. [Preprint] (Unpublished)
Keywords: Clocks; Rulers; Length; Duration; Dynamical Laws; Algorithms;Construction;Mensuration›
Subjects: General Issues > Operationalism/Instrumentalism
Depositing User: Roy Lisker
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2003
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:11
Item ID: 1327
Public Domain: No

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