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This PhysicsCentral article, by Clifford Will of Washington University, discusses the importance of relativity for GPS. Both special and general relativity affect the accuracy of GPS, and without correcting for relativistic effects GPS wouldn't work. Will describes how the GPS system works, how the relativistic effects enter, and how the corrections are made. The article is for a general audience.
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Relativity
- Galilean Relativity
- General Relativity
- Special Relativity
- Informal Education
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Keywords: GPS, general relativity, special relativity
Record Creator: Metadata instance created August 30, 2011 by Raina Khatri
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(American Physical Society, College Park, 2011), WWW Document, (http://www.physicscentral.com/explore/writers/will.cfm).
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Einstein's Relativity and Everyday Life, (American Physical Society, College Park, 2011), <http://www.physicscentral.com/explore/writers/will.cfm>.
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Einstein's Relativity and Everyday Life. (2011, August 29). Retrieved September 23, 2014, from American Physical Society: http://www.physicscentral.com/explore/writers/will.cfm
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American Physical Society. Einstein's Relativity and Everyday Life. College Park: American Physical Society, August 29, 2011. http://www.physicscentral.com/explore/writers/will.cfm (accessed 23 September 2014).
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Einstein's Relativity and Everyday Life. College Park: American Physical Society, 2011. 29 Aug. 2011. 23 Sep. 2014 <http://www.physicscentral.com/explore/writers/will.cfm>.
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