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GR geometry in a Binary system

  1. Jul 3, 2010 #1
    If given :
    3 identical masses m1,m2 ,m3. of r=1
    Place 1 and 2 in empty space with a basically circular elliptical path.
    An inertial frame M centered at the midpoint between the masses.
    M located r=5 from either mass.
    m3 is located at rest in M but at a distance sufficient to make gravity negligable.

    If we compare clocks at M (r=5) and clock at r=5 relative to m3 what would be the relative dilation factor??

    I would assume that the clock at M would not be accelerated in either direction which would seem to infer somewhat flat geometry but would this apply to the periodicity of the clock there?

  2. jcsd
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