rjbeery Posted April 17, 2021 Author Share Posted April 17, 2021 9 hours ago, swansont said: No, it's a claim from GR. But it isn't. I agree with you that time dilation, and therefore refraction, are correlated with gravitational potential, but a change in gravitational potential requires a change in time dilation. I have given the full GR treatment of velocity and how it relates to a free fall in gravity in equations (1)-(6). I do the same in the second section with refraction. On 4/16/2021 at 10:31 AM, swansont said: i.e. that there is no time dilation with constant g. Can you predict the Pound-Rebka experimental results? Yes, I did this, and we both agree that my math is an exact result, whereas the Newtonian approximation used by Pound-Rebka is just that. It is known to be inexact, and would quickly diverge from reality as the height of the tower increased. In other words, you're using a known approximation as a proxy for GR when we both know it is not. If you still disagree then I would like to examine a physical scenario where potential increases over a substantial distance of constant gravitational acceleration. The only one I can think of is in the center of a Newton's sphere (where potential remains unchanged). Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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