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Time is a measure of the rate of change of a system.
A good article, including QuoteThat's because of time-dilation effects. First, time appears to move slower near massive objects because the object's gravitational force bends space-time.... ....nothing about the atoms of the clock. Which is why the time dilation effect is exactly the same for all massless photons as it is for electron transitions in an atom, and for all clocks (including rubidium, which preceded cesium). Gravity affects time. And remember that the frequency of a cesium clock has nothing to do with the mass of, or gravitational pull on, its atoms. It's an entirely quantum-mechanical function of the electron orbitals. If the actual frequency was affected by gravity, the perceived frequency would presumably depend on the chemical makeup of the observer, but it doesn't.
That's because of time-dilation effects. First, time appears to move slower near massive objects because the object's gravitational force bends space-time....
This caesium atomic clock's transitions from ground state and back is the method by which we record time and each change in the rate of time comes complete with a specific frequency in hertz.
If the frequency of those cycles increases, the rate of time is faster, and if the frequency of those cycles decreases, the rate of time is slower.
So you are saying that the mechanism atoms of the clock are not affected by gravity, that the electron clouds are not affected by gravity, and the only thing that is affecting these mechanism of the atomic clock are the factor of what time is doing in the location of the clock?
Cesium atoms in fountain clocks actually experience time differently at the top of the 3-foot chamber than at the bottom.
If this natural frequency of the caesium atom increases for a faster rate of time in a weaker gravitational field, then again I ask you, why does the caesium atoms frequency and energy increase for a shorter wavelength in a decreasing gravitational field, when a photon's frequency and energy decreases for a longer wavelength in a weaker gravitational field?
How's about you chiralSPO? Or evan.au? Would you be willing to engage in a direct question?Does the natural resonating frequency of a caesium atom at ground level, this being 9,192,631,770 Hz, increase when the atomic clock is elevated in a weaker gravitational field, or does it decrease?
The 2010 NIST ground level relativity tests placed 2 identical caesium atomic clocks 1 meter apart in elevation. The clock at ground level is described as recording the duration of a standard second via the caesium atoms naturally resonating frequency of 9,192,631,770 Hz.The clock at 1 meter elevation is described as increasing in its frequency of cycles and running at a faster rate of time relative to the clock at ground level.
I don't know why you keep referring to the phenomenon as though it were an illusion based on observer dependency.
both clocks are indeed in the same reference frame as the observer