Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 36 - Think and Explain: 39

Answer

The person should live on the ground floor.

Work Step by Step

Strong gravitation expands time intervals, i.e., it slows down the passage of time. The biological clock on the ground floor is closer to the center of the Earth than the clock at the top, so it is in a stronger gravitational field and will run more slowly. This is discussed on pages 691-692, and shown in Figure 36.10.
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