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

Brooke Clarke brooke at pacific.net
Tue Jul 26 19:00:03 EDT 2016

Hi Hal:

I resemble that remark.

Momentum and drift.  It's interesting that the drift rate depends on the physical volume.  See table at: 

Have Fun,

Brooke Clarke
The lesser of evils is still evil.

-------- Original Message --------
> 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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