Would we notice a slowing down or speeding up of a clock if we carried it to the bottom of a very deep well?
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Solution 16E When we go to the bottom of the deep well, the change in gravitational field due to earth is very small compared to the total gravity of the earth. Also the time dilation due to gravity is very small, even if we go to the core of the earth, the time dilation with the surface of the earth will be only of the order of nanoseconds. So while going to the deep well, the change in time due to speeding up or slowing down of the clock will be in nanoseconds. Hence it is not possible to observe such change using normal clock. So we will not notice the slowing down or speeding up in the clock while going to the deep well.
Textbook: Conceptual Physics
Author: Paul G. Hewitt
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