[LEAPSECS] the big artillery

Sanjeev Gupta ghane0 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 6 09:23:21 EST 2014

On Thu, Nov 6, 2014 at 8:38 PM, Tony Finch <dot at dotat.at> wrote:

> The UT1 second is 2pi/86400 times the reciprocal of the angular velocity
> of the Earth. The units for this quantity are just seconds (because angles
> are dimensionless), or if you want to be more explicit, seconds per
> 2pi/86400 radians.

... which I think is the clearest definition I have heard so far.

Note that "seconds" are also a unit of angles, so UT1 seconds being a
measure of angle is not strange.

Thank you, Tony.
Sanjeev Gupta
+65 98551208     http://www.linkedin.com/in/ghane
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