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Filling the need for a book that presents the
current technology as well as the underlying historical and physical
background, this publication informs scientists, engineers, and those
interested in the foundations of modern timekeeping how precise time and
frequency are made available for modern-day use. The authors draw on their
longstanding research experience with timekeeping and high-precision
measurements to describe the discovery of the irregular motions of the
Earth, the development of mechanical and atomic clocks, the introduction
of dynamical timescales, and the development of the study of the Earth's
orientation in space. Also discussed are astronomical and satellite
observations used to improve solar system dynamics and Earth kinematics
along with the applications of the theory of relativity to the topics of
timekeeping and time transfer.
(Extracted from the press release).
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