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  • In describing experiments on the velocity of sound he states that " on one day and one day only, February 9, 1822, the officer's word of command ` fire ' was several times heard distinctly both by Captain Parry and myself about one beat of the chronometer [nearly half a second] after the report of the gun."
  • The observer measures by a clock or chronometer the time elapsing between the receipt of the flash, which passes practically instantaneously, and the receipt of the report.
  • The time of transit of the sun or star across the vertical wire of the telescope having been observed by means of a chronometer of which the error is known, it is possible to calculate the azimuth of the sun or star, if the latitude and longitude ,of the place of observation are given.
  • The above method of determining the geographical meridian has the serious objection that it is necessary to know the error of the chronometer with very considerable accuracy, a matter of some difficulty when observing at any distance from a fixed observatory.
  • The time of vibration is obtained by means of a chronometer, using the eye-and-ear method.

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