[time-nuts] Rb resonance

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Sat Sep 17 03:46:07 EDT 2005

In message <0cbd01c5bb5b$53ba3f20$7900a8c0 at athlon1200>, "Dave Brown" writes:

>Or is the Rb resonance frequency, which is generally quoted as above, 
>actually rounded to be an integer number of Hz for convenience? 
>Perhaps a set of environmental conditions need to be specified as 

Well, for it to have more significant digits would require somebody
to have been able to measure them.  That again depends on somebody
having a reason to.

With the quality of current Rb based standards, I don't know if
there have been a method and motivation.

There is certainly nothing that mandates that it be an integer.

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