Okay, I am just fooling around with the equation(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Δt' = Δt * √( 1 - 2GM/RC^2)

To find out the suns gravitational effects on close ojbects

I keep getting a nonreal answer. I can derive the equation to this.

Δt' = Δt * √( 1 - (Schwarzschilds Radius)/R)

The suns Schwarzschilds radius of the sun is is 2954.14m

So if I want to see how much time will change in 30 seconds from 20 meters away I do

30*√(1-2954.14/20)

Then i get a non real answer. What am I doing wrong. Does this equation just have a limit from certain distances or does it just break the laws of physics if an objects time slows down from 20 meters away. If I am not doing anything wrong, could someone give me an equation that works for this stuff.

Thanks in advanced.

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# I am having troubles with the gravitational time dialtion equation.

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