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Time Dilation vs Differential Aging 
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Jan1313, 04:01 PM

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Jan1313, 10:18 PM

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If observer A stays at rest whereas B moves along a circular curve with constant speed v, then one immediately finds the wellknown result [tex]\tau_A = T[/tex] [tex]\tau_B = \sqrt{1v^2}\,T = \sqrt{1v^2}\,\tau[/tex] Note that I haven't introduced any specific spatial coordinates. But I had to introduce at least time t, and I don't see a way to derive this result w/o using any coordinate at all. So strictly speaking my answer to your question is "no". I would say that this holds even in GR; one can derive many results w/o specific charts, but (in the framewok of differential geometry) one always uses the existence of charts, so again strictly speaking the answer is "no". 


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Jan1413, 12:14 AM

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Secondly, do you actually mean the below? [tex]\tau_B = \sqrt{1v^2}\,T = \tau[/tex] 


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Jan1413, 03:20 PM

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Sorry; yes, c = 1; and
[tex]\tau_B = \sqrt{1v^2}\,T = \sqrt{1v^2}\, \tau_A[/tex] 


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