51. The number of seconds in a year is 3.156 ×107. This is listed in Appendix D and results from the product (365.25 day/y) (24 h/day) (60 min/h) (60 s/min). (a) The number of shakes in a second is 108; therefore, there are indeed more shakes per second than there are seconds per year.
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This note was uploaded on 09/03/2009 for the course PHYS 1200 taught by Professor Stoler during the Spring '06 term at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.