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Gravity and moving Electric Charges

  1. Mar 5, 2010 #1
    I was recently reading about Time Dialation in a Gravitational Field

    From this i was under the impression that the closer you are to a gravitational field the "slower" time is.

    I was also reading about how the faster a point charge moves the more its electric field get Distorted. According to the Biot-savart Law.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biot%E2%80%93Savart_law" [Broken]

    I began thinking if both electric charges were moving in a gravitational field and not moving past one another, and they were different distances from the center of the gravitational field, then one would have a stronger time dilation than the other.

    Since there is a time dilation difference i was under the impression that one charge would be moving faster than the other, but never moving past it, which seems like a confusing concept.
    Also if one charge is moving faster would this create an imbalance in forces?

    I am not very knowledgeable in general relativity so i think i might be missing something, but if anyone has any insight it would be appreciated.
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