The role of science is to discover the laws of nature, while the role of engineering and technology is to invent methods to apply these laws to serve human needs. The development of science began at a rapid pace in the 19th century, and it continues unabated to this day. Measurement plays an important role in the context of the progressive metamorphosis of science and technology. The subject of measurement is crucial to advancements in the field of electronics. It is interesting to note that time, as a parameter first attempted to be measured by primitive races, is the most accurate that can be studied by contemporary technology.

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