The speed of a gps satellite ie the atomic clock

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Unformatted text preview: and con4nually transmits radio signals that include the precise &me and its posi&on in space. •  When a receiver on the ground picks up the signals from four satellites, the receiver can calculate its own posi&on (by measuring the &me delay between when each signal was emi7ed and when it was received). h7p:// ­D6m_XspHsPw/UG4LrckLk8I/AAAAAAAAKAg/ vJfGXv8IHNo/s1600/GPS ­constella4on.jpg Reference: Hart ­Davis, A. (2009). Science: The Visual Guide. London, U.K.: Dorling Kindersley. h7p:// m/ ­ h9YWahc383M/ T0PPbmNNlII/ AAAAAAAAAmU/ xFJNCUzG ­cc/ s1600/gps ­ triangula4on.jpg 15 GPS and Rela.vity 16 h7p:// ­u4 How an Atomic Clock Works? h7p:// 17 Special Rela4vity Employed in GPS According to Special Rela&vity: •  A moving clock &cks slower. •  The speed of a GPS satellite (i.e., the atomic clock onboard) in orbit is 3.9 km/s. •  In 1 s, the clock 4cks slower...
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