GPS and relativity

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mogsy182
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Hi all

I wasnt sure where to place this thread. I am currently doing a project on GPS and have deceided to take the root of studying the relativity side of GPS. All I am asking does anyone know of or have any ideas of some experiments I could do, or some computer programmes to perfrom a simulation showing the effeects of relatvity.

Also if there are any other ideas I could add to the project itself. Thanks for reading
 

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LURCH
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Well, I suppose you could select a particular sattelite, look up its speed relative to the ground, and the amount of time it has been in orbit. Then, you could solve the time-dilation equations to determine how far off that satellites clock would be by now. That might make a good start.
 
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mogsy182
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good idea thanks.
 

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