Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 36 - Think and Explain: 38

Answer

At the top of the mountain, you'll age faster.

Work Step by Step

Strong gravitation expands time intervals, i.e., it slows down the passage of time. The biological clock on the mountain is farther from the center of the Earth than the clock at ground level, so it is in a weaker gravitational field and will run more quickly. This is discussed on pages 691-692, and shown in Figure 36.10.
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