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  • Clock Arithmetic On A 6 Hour Clock
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    Clock Arithmetic The topic of time has always been one of interest to me at least on a philosophical basis. Through the works of Einstein, ancient timepieces and calendars such as Stonehenge, and even theories on past and present, time is everywhere. I chose this topic to perhaps explore further the relevance of clocks and timepieces in mathematics and arithmetic. To gain a better understanding of the mathematical features of time would be rewarding knowing that philosophy and mathematics are cl...
  • Elaborate And Impressive Mechanized Water Clocks
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    Not until somewhat recently (that is, in terms of human history) did people find a need for knowing the time of day. As best we know, 5000 to 6000 years ago great civilizations in the Middle East and North Africa initiated clock making as opposed to calendar making. With their attendant bureaucracies and formal religions, these cultures found a need to organize their time more efficiently. After the Sumerian culture was lost without passing on its knowledge, the Egyptians were the next to formal...
  • Function Of The Water Clock
    990 words
    Definition of 'Time': Term used to describe how long it takes to an event to occur. Time is used to classify events to 'Events that happened' and 'Events that will happen'. It seems that time passes in the same pattern, and that time is equal to all but the 'Theory of Relativity' proves otherwise. 'Time is a relative thing' according to Einstein, which came out with the theory of Relativity. History of time: Records of time keeping are found 25,000 years ago, but of course, they weren't as accur...
  • Concept Of Time
    908 words
    Summary Ever since the dawn of civilization we have observed time by its natural occurrence and we also relied on man made primitive tools to measure time. In the beginning, time has always been a natural event, for example, sunrise to sunset but men's earlier primitive tools to measure time were inaccurate and were only an approximate indicator, hence often unreliable such as the hour glass. We became enslaved by the concept of time; our society is controlled by this mechanical device which dic...
  • Few Paces
    486 words
    At 6: 45 a.m. the miniature alarm clock began blaring its usual wake-up call, but was drowned by the even louder snoring coming from the 11 year old child. His older sister shook him awake, while she yelled, 'Get up!' He replied by groaning and rolling over to the un slept part of his bed. As he blinked, his slanted, hazel eyes began to water. He lazily dragged his oversized body out of bed to begin preparing himself for school. He carried himself across the dimly lit hall towards the bathroom. ...
  • My Clocks Forward By Eight Minutes
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    I'm always eight minutes late to work, not because I can't get it together on time but, simply because all my clocks are conveniently eight minutes slow. Most other people I know would just change their clocks or mentally add the eight minutes and arrive on time. (As I do for everything except work) Not me. It relates to my whole mind-set. If I change all my clocks forward those eight precious minutes, I just might find myself arriving on time every day and losing more than just eight simple min...
  • Armillary Sphere Clock
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    The clock is one of the most influential discoveries in the history of western science. The division of time into regular, predictable units is fundamental to the operation of society. Even in ancient times, humanity recognized the necessity of an orderly system of chronology. Hesiod, writing in the 8th century BC., used celestial bodies to indicate agricultural cycles: "When the Pleads, Atlas' daughters, start to rise begin your harvest; plough when they go down" (Hesiod 71). Later Greek scient...
  • Tenant And Landlord
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    "A Writer's Night" By, Jennifer C. Bennett The best moments in a day aren't in a day. They are at a night. Where the sun has set on the hills and plains of a land. Soon, resident ed eyes will set as well. Dreams and nightmares await. They drift off into a weightless trance, while spirits in the background sway like trees in the first warning signs of a storm. Slumber is the name of the mute, rugged mountain man whose job is to simply carry your mind across these deep waters of subconsciousness. ...
  • Impossible For A Clock
    490 words
    John G alsworth in the Japanese Quince demonstrates that no matter what opportunity is brought before someone who has a strong routine their life may be too over powered to be able to change. The two men in this story are similar to clocks. They both have the same routine that they repeat every single day without changing a thing. Dressing the same and never changing their appearance they go on with their day-to-day activities. Clocks are a display of time; time is a repetitive thing that doesn'...
  • Rooster And The Alarm Clock
    391 words
    In the early days of history, man was forced to rely on his feathered friends for assistance in many ways. Chickens provided man with a source of meat, eggs, and money. In fact, the rooster may have provided the most important form of assistance. The rooster provided man with a wake-up-call. With the aid of the rooster, man was able to start his day on time. Through the invention of electricity, and the advances in modern technology, the alarm clock has taken the place of the rooster. Both the r...
  • Banneker's Almanac
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    Benjamin Banneker was an astronomer, scientist, mathematician, surveyor, clock-maker, author, and social critic. Most notable about his accomplishments was that despite racial constraints and little formal education, he was a self-taught man. By the end of his life, his achievements were well-known around the world. Unlike many blacks of his time, Banneker was not born into slavery. The maternal side of his family determined this fate. His grandmother Mary Walsh was a white Englishwoman who was ...

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