Clock FAQs:


Q: Is a clock an instrument to measure?

A: Yes, and keep, and indicate time.

Q: Are clocks the importance of precise time-keeping for navigation?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a clock derived from the Celtic words clagan and clocca meaning "bell"?

A: Yes, A silent instrument missing such a striking mechanism has traditionally been known as a timepiece.

Q: Was a clock installed in Norwich?

A: Yes, and an expensive replacement for an earlier clock installed in 1273.

Q: Were clocks a great improvement in accuracy as they were correct to within a minute a day?

A: Yes.

Q: Was a clock built in 1657 in the Hague?

A: Yes, but it was in England that the idea was taken up.

Q: Was a clock created in China in AD 725 by Yi Xing and Liang Lingzan?

A: Yes.

Q: Were clocks intended for two main purposes: for signalling and notification?

A: Yes, and for modeling the solar system.

Q: Were clocks symbols of status?

A: Yes, and grandeur and wealth of the Urtuq State.

Q: Is a clock the chamber clock given to Phillip the Good?

A: Yes, and Duke of Burgundy, around 1430, now in the Germanisches Nationalmuseum.

Q: Is a clock to display the time?

A: Yes.

Q: Were clocks made as individual timepieces but more commonly used in synchronized time installations in schools?

A: Yes, and businesses, factories, railroads and government facilities as a master clock and slave clocks.

Q: Are clocks sometimes still used today?

A: Yes, and can be examined in places such as ancient castles and museums.

Q: Was a clock a seven-sided construction?

A: Yes, and 1 metre high, with dials showing the time of day, including minutes, the motions of all the known planets, an automatic calendar of fixed and movable feasts, and an eclipse prediction hand rotating once every 18 years.

Q: Is a clock the sundial?

A: Yes, and which tracks the sun continuously, registering the time by the shadow position of its gnomon.

Q: Are clocks available that operate over 15 years between battery changes?

A: Yes.

Q: Was a clock installed at Dunstable Priory?

A: Yes, its location above the rood screen suggests that it was not a water clock.

Q: Were clocks first theorized by Lord Kelvin in 1879?

A: Yes.

Q: Are clocks the most accurate clocks in existence?

A: Yes.

Q: Was a clock built by Warren Marrison and J?

A: Yes, W. Horton at Bell Telephone Laboratories in Canada.

Q: Are clocks typically large, very expensive, require a controlled environment, and are far more accurate than required for most purposes?

A: Yes, they are typically used in a standards laboratory.

Q: Is a clock one of the oldest human inventions?

A: Yes, and meeting the need to consistently measure intervals of time shorter than the natural units: the day, the lunar month, and the year.

Q: Were clocks calibrated with a sundial?

A: Yes.

Q: Are clocks the importance of precise time-keeping for navigation?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a clock a harmonic oscillator?

A: Yes, and a physical object that vibrates or oscillates repetitively at a precisely constant frequency.

Q: Are clocks primary standards?

A: Yes, and their rate cannot be adjusted.

Q: Are clocks a technical challenge?

A: Yes, as was improving accuracy and reliability.

Q: Are clocks in homes, offices and many other places?

A: Yes, smaller ones are carried on the wrist or in a pocket; larger ones are in public places, e.g. a railway station or church.

Q: Are clocks convenient for use in their bedrooms?

A: Yes.

Q: Are clocks clocks that display the time visually using sentences?

A: Yes.

Q: Was a clock patented in 1840?

A: Yes.

Q: Was a clock in error by less than 5 seconds?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a clock more accurate than an analog wall clock?

A: Yes, but the indicator type is separate and apart from the accuracy of the timing source.

Q: Was a clock the most accurate and commonly used timekeeping device for millennia?

A: Yes, until it was replaced by the more accurate pendulum clock in 17th-century Europe.

Q: Were clocks exhibitions of craftsmanship and skill?

A: Yes, and incorporating astronomical indicators and musical movements.

Q: Is a clock a harmonic oscillator?

A: Yes, and a physical object that vibrates or oscillates at a particular frequency.

Q: Is a clock often shown in a corner of computer displays?

A: Yes, and mobile phones and many MP3 players.