International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Analysis Study Research Paper | Physics | Australia | Volume 11 Issue 6, June 2022 | Rating: 4.1 / 10


General Light Clock Visualizes General Relativity

Tao Jia [14]


Abstract: The concept of general light clock is proposed. A light clock is composed of two mirrors (which are mathematically abstracted as two points) and a light signal that travels between the two mirrors. From the point of view of the stationary light clock, the trajectory of the light ray 'seen' by the two mirrors of a moving light clock can be a straight line or a curved line; the shape of the light ray is a signature of the state of the motion of the light clock. The shape of the light trajectory is a straight line in inertial frames, and the shape of the light trajectory is a curved line in non-inertial frames in most cases. This means that light bending may appear in non-inertial frames. Four specific examples of light bending in four different non-inertial frames are given.


Keywords: general light clock, trajectory, straight line, curved line, light bending, inertial frame, non-inertial frame


Edition: Volume 11 Issue 6, June 2022,


Pages: 751 - 754


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