[time-nuts] Q/noise of Earth as an oscillator

Hal Murray hmurray at megapathdsl.net
Tue Jul 26 18:38:08 EDT 2016


attila at kinali.ch said:
> I am not sure you can apply this definition of Q onto earth. Q is defined
> for harmonic oscillators (or oscillators that can be approximated by an
> harmonic oscillator) but the earth isn't oscillating, it's rotating. While,
> for time keeping purposes, similar in nature, the physical description of
> both are different. 

What do gyroscope-nuts use to describe the quality of their toys?


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