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The caesium clock are capable of measuring time with an accuracy of $1$ part in $10^{11}$. If two such clock run for $100$ years, find the difference in time shown by the clock

\[(a)\;0.032s \quad (b)\;0.01 s \quad (c)\;0.0032  s\quad (d)\;0.001s\]

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Possible fractional error=$\large\frac{1}{10^{11}}$
$100\; years=100 \times 364 \times 86400$ seconds
$\qquad\qquad=3.2 \times 10^9s$
Difference in time $=\large\frac{1}{10^{11}}$$\times 3.2 \times 10^9$
$=0.032s$
Hence a is the correct answer.

 

answered Jun 18, 2013 by meena.p
edited Jan 9, 2014 by meena.p
 

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