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I explore two logical possibilities for the discretization of time, termed ``instantaneous" and ``smeared". These are found by discretizing a continuous theory, and the resulting structure of configuration space and velocities are described. It is shown that results known in numerical methods for integration of dynamical systems preclude the existence of a system with fixed discrete time step which conserves fundamental charges universally, and a method of avoidance of this ``no-go" theorem is constructed. Finally the implications of discrete time upon quantum cosmology are discussed. NB : At this point this paper is a draft, citations and formatting are not completed
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