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On some concepts of infinite divisibility and their roles in turbulence, finance and quantum stochastics

Ole Eiler Barndorff-Nielsen

in Celebrating Statistics: Papers in honour of Sir David Cox on his 80th birthday

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198566540
eISBN:
9780191718038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566540.003.0013
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

This chapter contains an account of contemporary Lévy theory, namely the theory of infinite divisibility, Lévy processes, Lévy bases, and so forth, which has been a very active area of research over ... More


Marine Chronometers at Greenwich: A Catalogue of Marine Chronometers at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich

Jonathan Betts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780199641383
eISBN:
9780191845604
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199641383.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This is a comprehensive, illustrated catalogue of the 200+ marine chronometers in the collections of Royal Museums Greenwich. Every chronometer has been completely dismantled, studied and recorded, ... More


Research and the First Restorations 1920–1922

Jonathan Betts

in Time Restored: The Harrison timekeepers and R.T. Gould, the man who knew (almost) everything

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198568025
eISBN:
9780191718144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568025.003.05
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter begins with a discussion of Rupert's restoration efforts, specifically the H1 and H4 marine timekeepers. It also details his family life, the research for his book, and his family's move ... More


The Magnum Opus 1921–1923

Jonathan Betts

in Time Restored: The Harrison timekeepers and R.T. Gould, the man who knew (almost) everything

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198568025
eISBN:
9780191718144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568025.003.06
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter focuses on Rupert's life from 1921 to 1923. Rupert's ‘spare time’ in the years 1922 and early 1923 were spent completing work on The Marine Chronometer, its History and Development. ... More


Navigating by the Stars

Glen Van Brummelen

in Heavenly Mathematics: The Forgotten Art of Spherical Trigonometry

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175997
eISBN:
9781400844807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175997.003.0009
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter explains how the star is used to find one's position on the Earth while in a ship at sea. Trigonometry was first used for navigation by fourteenth-century Venetian merchant ships. ... More


When Is Now?: Poe’s Aesthetics of Temporality

Cindy Weinstein

in American Literature's Aesthetic Dimensions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156172
eISBN:
9780231520775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156172.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents a close reading of Edgar Allan Poe's The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym that combines narrative theory, history of science, and Poe's racial politics. It begins by identifying ... More


Navigation and Global Time

Yulia Frumer

in Making Time: Astronomical Time Measurement in Tokugawa Japan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226516448
eISBN:
9780226524719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226524719.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter 5 shows how astronomical concepts of time measurement encouraged navigational aspirations during a period when open-sea voyages were forbidden. It also shows how one particular kind of time ... More


Radioactive and Radiogenic Isotopes

Matthieu Roy-Barman and Catherine Jeandel

in Marine Geochemistry: Ocean Circulation, Carbon Cycle and Climate Change

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198787495
eISBN:
9780191829604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198787495.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

Radioactive and radiogenic isotopes are chronometers and source tracers in the ocean. A radioactive isotope of a given element has a constant probability per unit time (the time constant) to decay ... More


Techniques for Keeping Time

Roger Mathew Grant

in Beating Time and Measuring Music in the Early Modern Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199367283
eISBN:
9780199367306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199367283.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

As theories of meter moved away from descriptions of time beating and began to focus on the properties of the measure itself, concern grew among theorists that meter signatures no longer effectively ... More


Ships, Navigation, and Mapping in the Sixteenth Century

Roger M. McCoy

in On the Edge: Mapping North America's Coasts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199744046
eISBN:
9780190254407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199744046.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter describes ships, navigation, and mapping in the sixteenth century. Despite the poor pay and all the hazards, sailors felt bonded to life at sea. Eric Newby told of both the dangers and ... More


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