- Who decided how long a second is?
- What’s faster than a nanosecond?
- What is the shortest measure of time?
- How long is a jiffy?
- Who many seconds are in a year?
- How many zeros are in a microsecond?
- How 1 second is defined?
- Which part is 1 nanosecond of 1 second?
- What is a trillionth of a second called?
- Is 1 second everyday free?
- What is the smallest second in the world?

## Who decided how long a second is?

In 1000, a Persian scholar named al-Biruni first termed the word second when he defined the period of time between two new moons as a figure of days, hours, minutes, seconds, thirds, and fourths.

The minute was the first subdivision of the hour by 60, then the second, and so on..

## What’s faster than a nanosecond?

Microsecond(One millionth of a second) Nanosecond(One billionth of a second) Picosecond(One trillionth of a second)

## What is the shortest measure of time?

Scientists have measured the shortest unit of time ever: the time it takes a light particle to cross a hydrogen molecule. That time, for the record, is 247 zeptoseconds. A zeptosecond is a trillionth of a billionth of a second, or a decimal point followed by 20 zeroes and a 1.

## How long is a jiffy?

In astrophysics and quantum physics a jiffy is, as defined by Edward R. Harrison, the time it takes for light to travel one fermi, which is approximately the size of a nucleon. One fermi is 10−15 m, so a jiffy is about 3 × 10−24 seconds.

## Who many seconds are in a year?

31,536,000 secondsone year would equal 365 times 24 times 60 times 60 seconds…or 31,536,000 seconds!

## How many zeros are in a microsecond?

(This definition follows U.S. usage in which a billion is a thousand million and a trillion is a 1 followed by 12 zeros.) A microsecond (us or Greek letter mu plus s) is one millionth (10 -6 ) of a second.

## How 1 second is defined?

Definition. The second is defined by taking the fixed numerical value of the caesium frequency ∆ν, the unperturbed ground-state hyperfine transition frequency of the caesium 133 atom, to be 9 192 631 770 when expressed in the unit Hz, which is equal to s−1.

## Which part is 1 nanosecond of 1 second?

A nanosecond (ns) is an SI unit of time equal to one billionth of a second, that is, 1⁄1 000 000 000 of a second, or 10−9 seconds. The term combines the prefix nano- with the basic unit for one-sixtieth of a minute.

## What is a trillionth of a second called?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A picosecond is an SI unit of time equal to 10−12 or 1⁄1 000 000 000 000 (one trillionth) of a second.

## Is 1 second everyday free?

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## What is the smallest second in the world?

zeptosecondA zeptosecond is a trillionth of a billionth of a second.