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GPS and relativity

  1. May 5, 2008 #1
    Hi all

    I wasnt sure where to place this thread. Im currently doing a project on GPS and have deceided to take the root of studying the relativity side of GPS. All im 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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  3. May 5, 2008 #2


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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.
  4. May 5, 2008 #3
    good idea thanks.
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