Evidence for Relativity: GPS Clock Data
Goal: Review the "state of the field" for reliabile evidence
- Identify the experimental assumptions underlying the need to correct clocks in GPS satellites. What effects are relativistic? What effects are non-relativistic?
- Is it possible to distinguish between relativistic and non-relativistic effects?
- Is it possible to account for clock deviations without using relativistic effects?
- How convincing is the evidence of relativistic effects using GPS data?
- There is no specific data to handle.
- This is a non-traditional report, and should assume an essay format rather than a lab format.
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