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From sundials to atomic clocks understanding time and frequency by James Jespersen

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Published by U.S. Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

Statementby James Jespersen and Jane Fitz-Randolph ; illustrated by John Robb.
SeriesNational Bureau of Standards monograph; 155
ContributionsFitz-Randolph, Jane., National Bureau of Standards.
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 175p. :
Number of Pages175
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18690098M

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