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The Global Positioning System (GPS) and The Invariability of Light Speed.

Author:

Sokolov, Gennadiy

Category:

Research Papers

Sub-Category:

Mechanics / Electrodynamics

Language:

English

Date Published:

February 01, 2015

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391

Keywords:

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Abstract:

Distances are currently determined in GPS in accordance with special relativity. The signals travel from satellite S to receiver R on the Earth and to other satellites with identical speed C and the speed does not depend on the Earth's rotation. Because of the Sagnac effect, it is shown that negligible mistakes arise in the GPS. However, greater changes take place due to the moving atmosphere, which changes the speed of light, causing all signals to travel with different speeds.

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