[LEAPSECS] Nit-pick: SI second

Steve Allen sla at ucolick.org
Thu Feb 10 18:22:01 EST 2011

On Fri 2011-02-11T10:01:37 +1100, Mark Calabretta hath writ:

> A clock at the equator has a tangential velocity of 500m/s

> whereas for one at the pole it is 0m/s. The difference,

The vice-president of IAU Comm 31 posed a question about this at the
General Assembly meeting on 1970-08-19, so this makes us only 41 years
behind the experts in grokking the concept of coordinate time.

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