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Differing Frames Of Reference

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Posted by Graham Gowland on May 12, 2003 15:50:29 UTC

At first glance, the frames of reference for each clock would appear to be symmetrical. However they are not. The principle of relativity applies only to uniform motion. Clock A is stationary. Clock B goes from stationary to moving and then back to stationary again. Thus clock B undergoes acceleration and deceleration, which are absolute not relative. It is very definitely clock B which is in motion and which thus runs slower than clock A.

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