Some articles on year, conventional tropic year, years:
... made calculations concerning the true length of the tropical year with precision never attained before, though this fact is little known ... he proposed to Russia, which at this time used the conventional tropic year according to Sosigenes of Alexandria of exactly 365 days 6 hours (cf. 12 days to equal Gregorian Calendar dates in the year 1900, but then, first proposed by von Mädler himself, a new 128-year rule for additional common years ...
Famous quotes containing the words year and/or conventional:
“He hardly drinks a pint of wine,
And that, I doubt, is no good sign.
His stomach too begins to fail:
Last year we thought him strong and hale,
But now, hes quite another thing;
I wish he may hold out till spring.
Then hug themselves, and reason thus;
It is not yet so bad with us.”
—Jonathan Swift (16671745)
“First it must be known that only a spoken word or a conventional sign is an equivocal or univocal term; therefore a mental content or concept is, strictly speaking, neither equivocal nor univocal.”
—William of Occam (c. 12851349)