This publication is bringing together the output of a forty-year collaborative research project that unpicked and put into practice the fine details of an extraordinary pendulum clock system. The unique method of making pendulum clocks was predicted to provide as much as one-hundred-times the stability of those made by his contemporaries. The focus of this book centers on the making, adjusting, and testing of a Clock which was the subject of various trials at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich. The modern history of the Clock is accompanied by a scientific analysis of the clock system, the Clock's performance, the methods of data-gathering alongside historical perspectives on clockmaking, and an evaluation of the possible influence of early scientific thought.
Source : Oxford University Press