Understanding the Quantum World. Episode 17, Atomic Clocks and GPS.

Contributor(s): Publisher number: 7161714 | KanopyPublisher: The Great Courses, 2019Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2020Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (29 minutes): digital, .flv file, soundContent type:
  • two-dimensional moving image
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  • computer
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  • online resource
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Online resources: Erica W. CarlsonSummary: Peer into the structure of a cesium atom to see what makes it ideal for measuring the length of a second and serving as the basis for atomic clocks. Then head into space to learn how GPS satellites use atomic clocks to triangulate positions on the ground. Finally, delve into Einstein's special and general theories of relativity to understand the corrections that GPS must make to stay accurate.
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Erica W. Carlson

Originally produced by The Great Courses in 2019.

Peer into the structure of a cesium atom to see what makes it ideal for measuring the length of a second and serving as the basis for atomic clocks. Then head into space to learn how GPS satellites use atomic clocks to triangulate positions on the ground. Finally, delve into Einstein's special and general theories of relativity to understand the corrections that GPS must make to stay accurate.

Mode of access: World Wide Web.

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