- an electronic instrument for measuring accurately very brief intervals of time, as in determining the velocity of projectiles.
Origin of chronoscope
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In a previous chapter I have described the "chronoscope" which was used by Marey.Practical Cinematography and Its Applications
Frederick Arthur Ambrose Talbot
Animal reacts and by its movements turns a key, RK (Fig. 6), thus making the chronoscope circuit and stopping the record.
As soon as the point touched the animal the chronoscope circuit was broken by the raising of the upper arm of the key.
The introduction of resistance by means of the rheostat, R, was frequently a convenient method of correcting the chronoscope.
- an instrument that registers small intervals of time on a dial, cathode-ray tube, etc
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