time dilation


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Related to time dilation: length contraction, Twin paradox, Time travel

time dilation

n.
The relativistic slowing of a clock that moves with respect to a stationary observer. Also called time dilatation.

time dilation

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time dilatation

n
(General Physics) the principle predicted by relativity that time intervals between events in a system have larger values measured by an observer moving with respect to the system than those measured by an observer at rest with respect to it
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And the Global Positioning System has to take time dilation into account to compensate for time differences between devices on the ground and satellites in space (a different gravitational field).
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Einstein's special theory of relativity and time dilation were called into question.
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Bringing in the "Twin Paradox" and other such paradoxes, chapter 3 deals with time dilation (moving clocks run slow when measured by clocks at rest) and length contraction.
What is mind-bending about relativity is not time dilation.
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To illustrate that aspect of time dilation, a wall-sized bank of digital clocks in the exhibit invites the visitor to suppose that Einstein had boarded a space ship on the day of his birth--March 14,1879--and zoomed off at various speeds.
2])], the time dilation is increased with respect to that of the STR, therefore the speed x as seen by the observer on the Earth is decreased (becomes subluminal) while in STR it is c.
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