The Measurement of Time
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To explore the measurement of time, both in prequantal and quantal theories, both in relativistic and prerelativistic theories, we have to realize the significance of the fact that the mathematical model of time is always the one-dimensional continuum of all real numbers. The idealized nature of the standard mathematical model of time is common to many other significant physical quantities which are capable of a continuous variation, although they need not be one-dimensional, or scalar. Vectorial and tensorial quantities abound and the infinitist concept of continuity is shared by all of them. I shall, therefore, explore the epistemological aspects of temporal measurement in some detail.
KeywordsScientific Theory Physical Theory Inertial Frame Hermitean Operator Theoretical Term
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