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George Jaroszkiewicz

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780198718062

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718062.001.0001

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Objective images of time

Objective images of time

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(p.59) 6 Objective images of time
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Images of Time
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George Jaroszkiewicz

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718062.003.0006

This chapter discusses the physical factors that contribute to our conventional view of time. This includes the role of sunlight and how it helps create the visual appearance of the world around us. Factors discussed are the relatively enormous speed of light, the intensity of daylight as it is experienced on the Earth, and the optical and thermodynamical properties of objects that respond to this light. The chapter points out how the physical properties of light contributes to the mental images that we construct of the world around us. The relationship of the observer to the observed object is discussed in terms of laboratory time, the observer chorus, synchronization protocols, and the concept of superobservers.

Keywords:   sunlight, visual appearance, laboratory time, speed of light, intensity of sunlight, thermodynamical properties, mental images, observer chorus, synchronization protocols, superobservers

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