The atomic clock is used as evidence of time dilation and to provide more evidence that light speed is invariant.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

The problem I have with this is that the clock uses frequency and light. It has a feedback loop that is supposed to correct for inaccuracies but the entire loop will obviously be effected in the same way by gravity and acceleration so that no correction would take place. The experiment of the atomic clock doesn't prove time dilation it only once again proves that EMF frequency is effected by gravity and acceleration. This isn't anything we didn't already know about light. It is just another example of blueshift and redshifting.

Furthermore, isn't light speeding up and slowing down in a gravitational field the same thing mathematically as saying that light is constant and instead time slows and speeds up in a gravitational field? How can we truly tell the difference of which it is?

A watered down example:

To me it makes more sense to argue that a person is running twice as fast than to argue that he entered into a spacetime warp that caused everything but him to slow down. Mathematically they would be the same.

5 miles / 1 hour -> 5 x 2 miles / 1 hour = 10 miles / hour or 10 mph

5 miles / 1 hour -> 5 miles / 1 hour x .5 = 5 miles/ 0.5hrs or 10 mph

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# B Problem with the atomic clock and time dilation

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