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So I'm doing a report on special relativity and GPS and kinda at a loss what to do:

1. I've actually found several sites denoting the need to calibrate for relativistic effects when calculating locations, and I'm writing a report on just the opposite, that how is the system effected / how much difference does it make. So which should I believe? My Physics / Math teacher or for example, this guy: < link to crackpot site deleted by Doc Al >

2. If I am to prove that it has an effect, what equation should I use to see the diffirence? Should I use:

t^1 =γ ((t - v*x)/c^2 )

x^1 =γ (x - v*t)

where γ is Lorentz factor.

Thanks in advance.

PS: Sorry for any Typos, English aint my first language.

1. I've actually found several sites denoting the need to calibrate for relativistic effects when calculating locations, and I'm writing a report on just the opposite, that how is the system effected / how much difference does it make. So which should I believe? My Physics / Math teacher or for example, this guy: < link to crackpot site deleted by Doc Al >

2. If I am to prove that it has an effect, what equation should I use to see the diffirence? Should I use:

t^1 =γ ((t - v*x)/c^2 )

x^1 =γ (x - v*t)

where γ is Lorentz factor.

Thanks in advance.

PS: Sorry for any Typos, English aint my first language.

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