You want #rot/30 days. You have 1 rot/1.342806448872756 ms. ThusOriginally Posted by JamesonI'm doing my physics homework online, and this unit conversion problem is getting to me. Here it is along with my work.
Time standards are now based on atomic clocks. A promising second standard is based on pulsars, which are rotating neutron stars (highly compact stars consisting only of neutrons). Some rotate at a rate that is highly stable, sending out a radio beacon that sweeps briefly across Earth once with each rotation, like a lighthouse beacon. Suppose a pulsar rotates once every 1.342 806 448 872 75 6 ms, where the trailing 6 indicates the uncertainty in the last decimal place (it does not mean 6 ms).
Now my thoughts:
It rotates one time every 1.342806448872756ms, so I need to convert this to one # of times per 30 days.
which equals 3480554315 times, which is incorrect. I know I'm having a brain fart. Someone tell me what it is.