Decimal Time

Decimal Time

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Decimal time is the representation of the time of day using units which are decimally related. This term is often used to refer specifically to French Revolutionary Time, which divides the day into 10 decimal hours, each decimal hour into 100 decimal minutes and each decimal minute into 100 decimal seconds, as opposed to the more familiar standard time, which divides the day into 24 hours, each hour into 60 minutes and each minute into 60 seconds. Decimal time was used in China throughout most of its history alongside duodecimal time. The midnight-to-midnight day was divided into both 12 double hours and 100 ke by the 1st millennium BC. Other numbers of ke per day were used during three short periods, 120 ke during 5-3 BC, 96 ke during 507-544, and 108 ke during 544-565. Several of the roughly 50 Chinese calendars also divided each ke into 100 fen, although others divided each ke into 60 fen. In 1280, the Shoushi calendar further subdivided each fen into 100 miao, creating a complete decimal time system of 100 ke, 100 fen and 100 miao.show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • Lect Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136721066
  • 9786136721064