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Unformatted text preview: As clocks move from A to B, the clocks will run slower. How do A & C explain this? C says that since B is moving with respect to A, special relativity explains it. A says that since the centripetal force is greater at B, and this explains it. Observations made in an accelerated reference frame are indistinguishable from observations made in a Newtonian gravitational field. (Equivalence) Time and Gravity 2 According to the general theory of relativity, a clock will run slower at the bottom floor of a skyscraper than at the top floor. This is because as you move from the top floor to the bottom floor, the gravitational force increases. t T > t B t T t B An office worker on the bottom floor will age more slowly than an office worker on the top floor....
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2009 for the course PHY 3425345 taught by Professor Dr.schrieber during the Spring '08 term at TCNJ.
 Spring '08
 Dr.Schrieber
 Physics, Inertia, General Relativity, Special Relativity

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