[time-nuts] gravity, space and time

Chuck Harris cfharris at erols.com
Sat Dec 13 14:42:38 EST 2014

I guess I am not getting it...

Using relativistic effects on time to sense gravitational changes
is like using dynamite to clean barnacles off of a boat... you can
do it, but surely there is a better tool?

A large part of the dithering about of precision analytical scales
is due to gravity fluctuation caused by the all manner of things.
You can see the fluctuations without going anywhere near 1E-16 in
time, or anything else.

-Chuck Harris

Chris Albertson wrote:
> On course we have had distributed clocks for centuries now.  They keep
> getting better but those clocks in the GPS satellites are not nearly good
> enough to detect gravity waves.  To do that I think you need about 1E-16 in
> the short term.   This is way past what anyone can fly in space in the
> reasonably near term future.
> But if you had such clocks you could detect all kinds of things from
> minerals underground to black holes in space.  But today GPS is not close
> to being able to see these tiny effects.  Maybe in the next century?

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