The Quantum Beat

The Quantum Beat

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The Global Positioning System that guides airplanes, boats, and already some models of cars is based on clocks that operate with exquisite precision, detecting motions of a few feet taking place over fractions of a second (moving cars) or centuries (moving continents). This book describes the development of such clocks, and places the development in the broader context of a history of timekeeping and of earlier attempts to use clocks (qchronometersq) for determining location on the globe.What happens at that point, in fact, is that the circuit breaks into oscillation. This will first happen ... This leads to distortion in the output waveform from the ideal pure sine wave and sets a limit to the amplitude of oscillation. We are now in a littleanbsp;...

Title:The Quantum Beat
Author:Fouad G. Major
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 1998-01-01


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