Re: Metric Time (was Re: Why not 13 months? (Was La Systeme Metrique))

Paul Schlyter (
8 Oct 1995 19:33:18 +0100

In article <44pj6n$>,
Robert McGee <> wrote:
>In article <44pfbl$>, (Robert Roosen) says:
>>Great idea. In order to redefine the second, do you suggest changing the
>>speed of light on a regular basis, or going back to pendulum clocks as
>>standards and changing the gravitational constant ###
>>Robert the Second
>Why complicate things? Here, let me do it for you:
>I hereby define the second to be equal to the time it takes light to
>travel 94,608 km in a vacuum. There... that should do it.

And how do you define one km? The distance light travels in 1/94,608
seconds? <grin>

Paul Schlyter, Swedish Amateur Astronomer's Society (SAAF)
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