Physics

posted by .

How many minutes are there in 1 century?

  • Physics -

    This is not a trivial question. The issue boils down to how long is a year. Because we adjust clocks (leap seconds) and leap years (days in the year), the actual time elapsed does not follow what we predict by a standard solar year.

    Each four years, we add a day to the clock.
    Each year, we add .6 seconds to the clock.

    So in 100 years, we add 25 days, and 60 seconds.

    days in a century= 365*100+25+ ...1min
    hours in a century= (36525*24)+ ...1min
    minutes in a century= 36525*24*60+1

    I suspect this is not what your teacher wanted, but it is correct.

    Time is a very complicated subject.

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. geography

    What was the time of greatest population growth in the world?
  2. physics

    An automobile travels at the rate of 25 m/s for 5 minutes, then at 30 m/s for 10 minutes, and finally at 10 m/s for 2 minutes. Find a. the total distance covered in meters and the average speed in m/s
  3. math

    use : .# x 6 = minutes I did try to do it but came up with numbers like 5.732360456. Plz help P.S. Trying to help my son but can't 0.5 ='s how many hours and minutes 2.5 ='s how many hours and minutes 2.3 ='s how many hours and minutes …
  4. Math

    The mean time to complete a certain stat quiz is 25 minutes, with a standard deviation of 5 minutes. Find the probability of a student taking. 1.) less than 15 minutes. 2.) Between 15 and 25 minutes. 3.)more than 25 minutes.
  5. science

    If the half-life of a 20.0g is known to be 24 minutes, how long will it take for only 5.0 grams of the sample to remain A.6 minutes B.24 minutes C.48 minutes D.96 minutes I NEED HELP!!!!
  6. math

    charlie used his cell phone for a total of 1216 minutes in one month. if he talked the same number of minutes each day, what is the best estimate for his daliy minute usage?
  7. math

    6. If each of eight biology classrooms is in use for 5 hours and 15 minutes per day, and total of 84 student experiments are done, how long does each experiment take on average?
  8. math

    Jim can fill a pool carrying buckets of water in 30 minutes. Sue can do the same job in 45 minutes. Tony can do the same job in 1.5 hours. How quickly can all three fill the pool together?
  9. Physics

    A train travelling at a constant speed of 100 km/h travels west for 45 minutes, northwest for 30 minutes and finally north for 15 minutes. What is the trains average velocity for the trip?
  10. Math

    Convert 1 century to minutes using dimensional analysis

More Similar Questions