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WP 34S conversion error
11-11-2014, 10:30 PM
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5.15 Astronomical units: .......... The unit known as the light-year is appropriate to popular expositions on astronomy and is sometimes used in scientific papers as an indicator of distance.

The IAU has used the julian century of 36 525 days in the fundamental formulae for precession, but the more appropriate basic unit for such purposes and for expressing very long periods is the year. The recognised symbol for a year is the letter a, rather than yr, which is often used in papers in English; the corresponding symbols for a century (ha and cy) should not be used. Although there are several different kinds of year (as there are several kinds of day), it is best to regard a year as a julian year of 365.25 days (31.5576 Ms) unless otherwise specified.

It should be noted that sidereal, solar and universal time are best regarded as measures of hour angle expressed in time measure; they can be used to identify instants of time, but they are not suitable for use as precise measures of intervals of time since the rate of rotation of Earth, on which they depend, is variable with respect to the SI second.
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WP 34S conversion error - Peter Van Roy - 10-09-2014, 06:01 PM
RE: WP 34S conversion error - Paul Dale - 10-09-2014, 09:37 PM
RE: WP 34S conversion error - walter b - 10-10-2014, 08:27 AM
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