Drexel dragonThe Math ForumDonate to the Math Forum

The Math Forum Internet Mathematics Library

Future of Leap Seconds

_____________________________________
Library Home || Full Table of Contents || Suggest a Link || Library Help
_____________________________________

Visit this site: http://www.ucolick.org/~sla/leapsecs/

Author:Steve Allen
Description: Allen, an astronomer, discusses leap years, leap seconds -- and how to avoid their use when redefining Coordinated Universal Time (UTC): three pictures that show the situation; elapsed time (JavaScript that shows POSIX's inability to provide an interface that properly describes time); how the problems could be solved now (a prescription that shows how existing deployed and tested code could allow computing and telecommunications systems to handle leap seconds); differences between time scales; a brief history of time scales; and more.

Levels: High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles, Web Interactive/Java
Math Topics: Calendars/Dates/Time, Astronomy

[Privacy Policy] [Terms of Use]

_____________________________________
Home || The Math Library || Quick Reference || Search || Help
_____________________________________

© 1994-2014 Drexel University. All rights reserved.
http://mathforum.org/
The Math Forum is a research and educational enterprise of the Goodwin College of Professional Studies.The Math Forum is a research and educational enterprise of the Drexel University School of Education.