I'm curious as to why you don't count the time for the clock to raise the hammer for the first chime, but you do count it for the other 6? does that mean that it takes 0.0 seconds for the clock to chime at 1pm?
If it's a high-hurdle race, does it start when the sprinter leaves the blocks, or when he jumps over the first hurdle?
My point is that the first chime CAN'T happen unless/until the hammer is lifted, and that takes time.
The "gun" you refer to in this case is the minute hand reaching the top of the hour. when that happens, the chiming process begins. Part of that process is not being counted. [ August 12, 2004: Message edited by: fred rosenberger ]
Neither, the length of the race is from when the judge indicates 'go' to when the first racer crosses the finish line. If all racers agree to stand around for 23 hours before running to the end of the track, then the race takes 23 hours + running time to run.
My point is, we don't include the judge preparing to fire, or the participants lining up on the blocks, or their arrival at the track or even their years of training. Simply from when they hear 'go' to when the first one finishes.
When should we stop regressing in your scenario? The hammer cannot be lifted until it is made, it cannot be made until the metal has been mined, the metal cannot be mined until the earth exists, so 11 rings takes ~5 billion years?
Neither, the length of the race is from when the judge indicates 'go' to when the first racer crosses the finish line.
Ok, then the time for the 7 chimes should be from when the mechanism that makes the chimes starts (which includes the time to lift the hammer) until... the last chime fades out to under 30db? 20db? 0db?
from when they hear 'go'
I hear the hammer being lifted, the gears turning before the first chime. [ August 13, 2004: Message edited by: fred rosenberger ]
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I hear the hammer being lifted, the gears turning before the first chime.
Do you run your own business? Can I have a job? I would love to get paid for preparing for and commuting to work.