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Synchrnised clocks

  1. Mar 28, 2008 #1
    I was wondering what is the definition of synchronised clocks...is it

    "2 clocks in a frame of reference that measure time at the same rate and appear to an observer within that same frame of reference to show the same time"
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  3. Mar 28, 2008 #2


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    Welcome to PF, Rab.
    That sounds like a proper definition to me, but I'm not positive about it.
  4. Mar 28, 2008 #3
    synchronised clocks

    is two clocks are synchronised in a stationary frame of reference and then that frame of reference is accelerated to a constant velocity are the clocks still synchronised ?
  5. Mar 28, 2008 #4


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    If both of them remain in the same frame, then the answer should be 'yes'. I'm no expert on Relativity, though. It's probably best to wait for a real scientist to weigh in with some answers for you.
  6. Mar 28, 2008 #5


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    You've also asked this question in the Relativity forum, which is the proper place for it. Therefore I'm locking this thread. Anyone who wants to pursue this question should look in the Relativity forum for it.
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