isochronism


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isochronism

[ī′sä·krə‚niz·əm]
(mechanics)
The property of having a uniform rate of operation or periodicity, for example, of a pendulum or watch balance.
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The concept of isochronism in art, which is related with 'time and equal durations of time', can be created by using pieces together to form a whole.
Relying on the law of spin isochronism Alfv6n and Arrhenius (1976 [10]) infer for the primitive Earth a length of day of 6 hours (p.226).
Thus began Galileo's discovery of isochronism of the simple pendulum, which would revolutionize timekeeping.