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Posted by Robert B. Winn on May 16, 2001 03:10:26 UTC

Bruce,
As I explained to you before, I am a welder. Now you tell me to synchronize GPS clocks. OK, so what do you mean by synchronize GPS clocks?
I can do whatever you scientists can do with your distance contracted equations with much less trouble, but I would have to know first of all what you mean with your scientific terminology.
I do not know of any way to synchronize clocks that are running at different speeds. They will continue to run at different speeds and will only read the same time when one clock overtakes the other and passes it.
My understanding of the term synchronize would indicate that GPS clocks will never be synchronized with clocks on earth. However, if you are talking about comparing GPS clocks to each other, that is amazingly simple. They will all read the same times in all positions and directions as long as they all have the same radius of orbit.
Your more complicated method of working this problem is caused by the distance contraction that you incorporate in your equations.
Robert B. Winn

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