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Clock synchronization, a universal light speed, and the terrestrial redshift experiment

Macdonald, Alan (1983) Clock synchronization, a universal light speed, and the terrestrial redshift experiment. [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    This paper (i) gives necessary and sufficient conditions that clocks in an inertial lattice can be synchronized, (ii) shows that these conditions do not imply a universal light speed, and (iii) shows that the terrestrial redshift experiment provides evidence that clocks in a small inertial lattice in a gravitational field can be synchronized.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: clock synchronization, conventionality of synchronization
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
    Depositing User: Alan Macdonald
    Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2009
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:18
    Item ID: 4863
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/4863

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