Inquiry into Physics

8th Edition
ISBN: 9781337515863
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. Describe the phenomenon of gravitational time dilation. What experimental or observational evidence exists to support the reality of this prediction of the general theory of relativity?

To determine

The description of gravitational time dilation. Also, state the experimental or observational evidence that exists in support of theory of relativity.


The phenomenon that describes the time dilation due to variation in gravitational forces is termed as gravitational time dilation. Time dilation can also occur due to effects of gravity. A clock under the influence of a strong gravitational field will run slower than an...

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