# Clock postulate calculations?

1. Jan 27, 2004

### StrangeDays

Let me start by saying I most likly have no idea what I am doing. Also, that I realize the factor by which the moveing clock differs from the stationary one will be very very small. Sorry if this belongs in the math fourm, i thought it might require physics knowledge.

What I'm having problems with is the systems of measurement and how they work together.

gamma = sqrt(1-v^2)
v relitive to the speed of light.
60 Miles per hour = 26.8224 Meters per second
26.8224/299792458 = 8.946989587×10^-8(m/s)/c
(8.946989587×10^-8)^2 = 8.00486227x10^-15
1-8.00486227x10^-15 = 2.00486227x10^-15
sqrt(2.00486227x10^-15) = 4.477568838x10^-8
gamma = 4.477568838x10^-8

And now I'm totaly lost.
How is time measured? What do I multiply gamma with to get an actual # of how much of a second the clock is off?

and/or do I have no idea what I am doing?

2. Jan 28, 2004

### dlgoff

This step is incorrect. It should be 1000000000000000x10^-15 - 8.00486227x10^-15 = 999999999999992x10^-15 which is almost 1.