Time - Time representation (Moment, Instant)

1 - About

This section goes over the representation of time in a scalar way versus in a collection way (ie time series)

As Time is also used to represent the fractional part of a day (ie hour, minute, second), we used the term item of type time instead

An item of type Time is defined at different level (known also as precision) such as day or second level.

A amount of time is called a duration or period.

A time is on the timeline when it has the concept of timezone.

The second is the base unit of time (ie 86400 = 1 day).

Modern timekeeping is based on atomic clocks.

An instant in time can be represented by:

The time numeral system is based on the Babylonian numeral system, base-60, like 60 minutes in an hour.

3 - Documentation / Reference


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