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Inhomogeneous timefield

  1. Feb 5, 2014 #1
    In classical mechanics we talk about homogeneous and inhomogeneous gravitational fields.

    Do we do this with time-differences in general relativity also?

    For instance;

    since time beats at a faster rate at high altitude, then in low altitude, can i say that this area is a "inhomogeneous timefield"?

    Would this expression make sense to a physisist?

    If no..

    Is there any other term which explains that time isnt beating at a constant rate in an area of space?
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 5, 2014 #2


    Staff: Mentor

    The standard term is "gravitational time dilation".
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