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rhenretta
#5
Apr26-10, 10:54 AM
P: 66
My question is then:

Does the time dilation due to gravity need to be added to the time dilation due to velocity? IE, GPS satellites - do they have to account for both?

IE:
[tex]T_{1}=T_{2}\sqrt{1-{Gm_{1}}/r^2} + T_{2}\sqrt{1-{2Gm_{1}}/r^2}[/tex]

Where the first term is the time dilation due to the velocity of the circular orbit, and the 2nd due to gravity. I still think there is a problem in my circular orbit formula, and that the two terms should match.

Or am I just way to far off, and I should go RTFM some more