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I have an idea

  1. Feb 28, 2016 #1
    So I have no form of engineering education, but I had a hypothesis on an analog mechanical clock being able to account for the effect of gravity on time with a form of super-sensitive weight and scale system to control speed.
    Has this been done?
    Either way, any thoughts on the matter?
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  3. Feb 29, 2016 #2

    Simon Bridge

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    What do you mean by "account for the effect of gravity on time"?
  4. Feb 29, 2016 #3


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    Variations of g alter the period of pendulums in mechanical clocks .

    The only situation that I have heard of where the effect was significant was in respect of clocks taken up mountains on scientific expeditions .

    This may be of interest :

    Harrison Chronometers
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  5. Feb 29, 2016 #4
    Well its my understanding that gravity distorts spacetime and will in turn change the "flow" of time.
  6. Feb 29, 2016 #5


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    If that's the case it would alter all "clocks" so you have nothing to compare your clock with.
  7. Feb 29, 2016 #6
    You could use a general predictive model to use without directly having to observe a clock somewhere moving at a different speed couldn't you?
  8. Feb 29, 2016 #7


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    Sorry, we don't discuss personal theories or speculation. It's fine to ask questions about mainstream science, but trying to work on your idea here is not allowed.
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