General Relativity Time Dilation Effects in GPS Systems. 
General Relativity Time Dilation Effects in GPS Systems.
by UC Irvine / Herbert W. Hamber
Video Lecture 7 of 24
Copyright Information: Hamber, Herbert. Physics 255 (UCI OpenCourseWare: University of California, Irvine), [December 25, 2014]. License: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License (
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Lecture Description

General Relativity - Part 3 Topics covered: Precision Test of the Equivalence Principle. GR Time Dilation Effects in GPS Systems. Searches for a Possible Anisotropy of Inertia. Equation of Free Fall compared to Newton's Equation. Electromagnetic Analogy (Lorentz Force). The Scale of Time and the Magnitude of the Metric. Asymptotically Flat Metrics as Idealizations. Role of Mach's Principle and the Origin of G. Simple Examples of Coordinate Systems. Coordinate Dependence of the Affine Connection. Recorded on April 22, 2014.

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Course Description

"Einstein's General Relativity and Gravitation" is a graduate-level course taught at UC Irvine as Physics 255. This course covers diverse topics in general relativity, including an introduction to Einstein’s theory of gravitation, tensor analysis, Einstein’s field equations, astronomical tests of Einstein’s theory, and gravitational waves.


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