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Can the process of Pair Production
be used as a source for energy generation in space? Can Gamma Rays in space become the source for generating energy using Pair Production process? EM radiation >1.02 MeV enery, Pair Production is the dominant absorption process.
(Posted By Chintan Shah)
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The 24 satellites that orbit the earth and define the Global Positioning System use
precision atomic clocks that are accurate to 1 x 10-9 s, or 1 nanosecond (1ns). A person on the earth, using their mobile phone, can usually “see” 4-12 of the 24 satellites at any one time.
The satellites are moving, relative to the surface of the earth, at 1.4 x 104 km/h.
a- Calculate for one of these satellites,
Civilian GPS measurements have to be accurate at the level of 5-10m. How accurate must our knowledge of the clocks on the satellites be in order to achieve this level of accuracy in our position measurement?
[HINT: light signals are used by your phone and the satellites to perform the triangulation]
c-If we measure the passage of 1 day on earth using a clock that is identical to the clocks on the GPS satellites, how much time have the clocks on the satellites measured? What about for the passage of 2 days on earth? For this problem, it will be useful to apply the Binomial Expansion again
When it is not contested scientifically that change is a continuous phenomenon,how is that Higgs boson, if found,can be considered as the ultimate building block of matter.
Sure, it may prove a mathematically arrived conclusion… yet the contradiction remains.
An ever changing, at the same time, ever stable (because it is the ultimate one) is the contradiction.
One may find changing or divisible particle only…
(Posted by K.C. Muralidhar)
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