ISBN: 0750306408
Title: Splitting the Second : The Story of Atomic Time
Author: Tony Jones
Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing
Publication Date: 2000-09-30
Number Of Pages: 199
Average Amazon Rating: 4.5
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The timekeeping revolution began in June 1955 with the operation of the first successful atomic clock and was complete by

October 1967 when the atomic second ousted the astronomical second as the international unit of time. Splitting the Second:

The Story of Atomic Time presents the story of this revolution, explaining how atomic clocks work, how more than 200 of them

are used to form the world's time, and why we need leap seconds. The book illustrates how accurate time is distributed around