The units for time, as well as angle measurement, come from the Babylonians or 3000 or so years ago. As you know, there are 60 seconds in a minute (time and angle measure), and 60 minutes in an hour or degee. A full circle is made up of 360 degrees.If the metric system is so great why is there not a metric standard for time? Just curious.
I'm confused. Doesn't the metric system just use seconds as the unit of time. Or perhaps I'm confusing SI and CGS units with metric. I guess there would be a distinction. We use seconds in a "metric way" all the time in science and engineering. We have milliseconds, microseconds, nanoseconds, picoseconds etc.If the metric system is so great why is there not a metric standard for time? Just curious.
The Celts did.Off topic a little: I've always been annoyed that we do not have 13 months in a year.
A 13-month calender would make it more complicated for reporting quarterly profits or losses. It's hard enough to come up with tax payments quarterly as well. I would hate to have to do that every month.Off topic a little: I've always been annoyed that we do not have 13 months in a year. Did you every notice that 365/13=28.08 days and the length of a lunar month is in the 27.3 to 29.6 day range depending on how you define the lunar circuit (sidereal, synodic, anomalistic, tropical, draconic)? It would be a much nicer if every month were 28 days since all months would be the same length and would equal 4 weeks exactly.
One would just use a weekly breakdown for quarters. Every 13 weeks is a quarter. Hey, 13 showed up again. Works fine unless you are superstitious.A 13-month calender would make it more complicated for reporting quarterly profits or losses. It's hard enough to come up with tax payments quarterly as well. I would hate to have to do that every month.
John
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