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Topological Paradoxes of Time Measurement

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 [Preprint] (Unpublished)

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      Abstract

      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
      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 [Preprint] (Unpublished)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 11:11
      Item ID: 1327
      Public Domain: No
      URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1327

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