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Experiential Difference Between 2 Clocks

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Posted by Timothy Storer on April 25, 2003 11:08:48 UTC

Ok, so there is pertinence to the fact that the control clock in the previously discussed experiments was not significantly accelerated during the experiment, while the clock in motion that expierienced less passage of time, was not only in motion, but also experienced periodic acceleration.

Maybe you pretty much said that, didn't ya...

Anyway... I've never heard anyone claim that accelerated clock run slower. The claim is always applied to clocks in motion. Certainly acceleration alone does not slow down a clock, or after all that acceleration, we would then see the clock continue to run slow after the experiment is complete. I can see that it is a combination of being accelerated AND experiencing a high rate of motion that causes that apparent slow down of the passage of time.

Something here still does not make sense to me, but I am not sure how to put it into words at this time.

I am interested in studying more about and experiments involving clocks in motion at high velocities, and would appreciate and reading recomendation any of you all have.


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