The Speed of Light, the ?Tic Rate? of Atomic Clocks, and the Earth Centered Inertial Frame
|Title||The Speed of Light, the ?Tic Rate? of Atomic Clocks, and the Earth Centered Inertial Frame|
|Author(s)||John R Warfield|
|Journal||Proceedings of the NPA|
This paper postulates that the Earth?s gravitational field /The Earth Centered Non-Rotating Inertial Frame/ Inflow of space is the preferred frame for both the speed of light as well as the ?tic rate? of atomic clocks. This paper further postulates that these two separate processes are not directly related to one another, but rather are indirectly related through a common separate reference frame, which is The Earth Centered Non- Rotating Inertial Frame. This new postulate assumes that The Rest Frame for the Velocity of light, The Earth Centered Inertial Non-Rotating Inertial Frame, and the Preferred Frame for the ?Rate of Time? are identical. For simplicity of explanation, this paper will be divided into three sections. Part 1 will describe, The Rest Frame for the Velocity of light,  The Earth Centered Inertial Non-Rotating Inertial Frame, and  The Preferred Frame for the ?Rate of Time, and will postulate that they are identical. Part 2 will relate this new postulate to a famous ?rate of time? experiment performed by Joseph Hafade and Richard Keating using atomic clocks. Part 3 will describe how the speed of light and the ? tic rate ? of atomic clocks relate to each other within the Earth Centered Non-Rotating Inertial Fame.