MAE146 Time Modeling

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MAE 146: Astronautics TIME MODELING
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Time Modeling Time is modeled as Euclidean 1-space , that is the line. What does this imply? MAE 146:  Astronautics Introduction 2 BFV, 01/07/2008
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Time Modeling Time is modeled as Euclidean 1-space, that is the line. We need to fix  an epoch  (origin) and a “distance”  measure (unit) to be able to date  (locate) events. How to we define the epoch and time unit? MAE 146:  Astronautics Introduction 2 BFV, 01/07/2008
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Time Modeling Time is modeled as Euclidean 1-space, that is the line. We need to fix  an epoch  (origin) and a “distance”  measure (unit) to be able to date  (locate) events. Both the epoch and time unit are defined by  conventions. The epoch is chosen to be a particular  event in time and is well defined (e.g Nov 17, 1858 at  midnight). Different epochs lead to different calendars. An example is 
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course MAE 146 taught by Professor Villac during the Winter '08 term at UC Irvine.

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