Time
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Concerns about music ultimately involve questions of time. Because we cannot apprehend time by any of the physical senses, we are compelled to investigate the aspects of nature that reveal time. Time is a measure of change, and describes in a manner the way in which events occur in the universe.

CONTENTS

THE NATURE OF TIME


General Definitions

1
Time Length 2
The Direction of Time 3
The Order of Time 4
Synchronicity and Phase 5
Time Interval 6
Time Relation 7
Units of Time 8
Time Comparison 9
Time Lag 10
Time Delay 11
Time and Motion 12
Interactions and Cascades 14
Oscillations 15
Waves 17
Energy and Momentum 19
Energy and Frequency 21
Velocity and Acceleration 22
Mass and Density 24
Temperature and Pressure 25
Matter and Transformation 26
Space and Time 27
Time and Observation 28
Real Time 30

COMMONLY DEFINED TIME SCALES AND STANDARDS

Common Time 31
Astronomical Cycles 32
Pulsars 34
Cepheid Variables 35
Atomic Time Frequencies 36
International Atomic Time 38
The Age of the Universe 39
Earth Time 40
Coordinated Universal Time 42
Electrical and Acoustic Transmissions 43
Standard Time 44
Geospheric Cycles 45
Geophysical Time 46
Measuring Geological Time 49
Biological Time 50
Time and Evolution 52
Radiometric Dating 54
Mutation Rate 55
Sensory and Motor Clocks 56
The Brain 58
Sensory Awareness 60
Memory and Consciousness 61
Psychological Time 62
Social and Cultural Time 64
Historical Time 65
Time and Number 66
Time and Distance 67
Degrees of Time 68
Time and Information 69
System Control Time 70
Critical Timing 71

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