Einstein and the Jumbo Jet

What is the GPS?

PPT Slide

Who made it?

What is it for?

Speed of light

How does it work?

What accuracy?

What about Galileo and Newton?

What about accuracy?

Navigation in Lygon St?

What about Einstein?

Three important effects

How does light behave?

The Special Theory of Relativity

The three effects

The Light Clock

The light clock seen from space

Problem for the GPS

1. Time Dilation

Relativity of Simultaneity

General Relativity

Equivalence Principle

Apply Equivalence Principle

Summary of Problems for the GPS

Conclusion

Einstein and the Jumbo Jet!

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