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Message 9 of 12 (820440)
09-20-2017 3:50 PM
Reply to: Message 7 by dwise1
09-20-2017 10:34 AM


I agree that the format makes it appear to be an acceleration, but I'm not so sure that it isn't more of a velocity.

You're measuring the rate of change of the length of the day with respect to time; a velocity is change in position with respect to time. A change in the length of the day over time means a change in the speed of the earth's rotation over time, and of course the rate at which speed changes is acceleration.


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