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Foppe Hoekstra

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- Consider a wagon with length L and constant speed v on the straight part of a rail. The wagon has clocks on both ends that are sync in the co-moving frame (of the wagon and the clocks). Then there is a curve in the rail with radius r. The speed of the wagon in the curve is still constant v, but it will not be an inertial system anymore. Does that desynchronize the clocks? And if so, by what amount?

Consider a wagon with length L and constant speed v on the straight part of a rail. The wagon has clocks on both ends that are sync in the co-moving frame (of the wagon and the clocks). Then there is a curve in the rail with radius r. The speed of the wagon in the curve is still constant v, but it will not be an inertial system anymore. Does that desynchronize the clocks? And if so, by what amount?

In what frame? You will probably ask first. If possible in the co-moving (rotating) frame of the wagon, or else, if possible, in the co-moving frame of the first clock.

In what frame? You will probably ask first. If possible in the co-moving (rotating) frame of the wagon, or else, if possible, in the co-moving frame of the first clock.