Frequent Flyer Seconds
Enter the number of frequent flyer miles you have flown in your life
box to enter miles, integer between 0 and 100,000,000 miles
output box microseconds
In 40 hours of flying at 550 miles per hour the flying clock ran slower and measured less time than the clock on the ground.
calculation gamma = 1/(1-v^2/c^2)^0.5 with v = 550 and c = 700,000,000
gamma = 1+ 3 * 10^-13
40 hrs = 1.5 * 10^5 s so it takes longer by 4.5 * 10 ^-8 s or 45 nanoseconds.
Atomic clocks can easily measure this time difference.
Calculator to do this? ala RonH your weight on other worlds.
Frequent Flyer Seconds enter the number of frequent flyer miles you have flown in your life ( between 0 and 100,000,000) print out the number of seconds your watch has lost as viewed by a stationary observer on the ground.
convert m miles into hours h into seconds t then multiply by 3 * 10^-13
55,000 miles will save you 0.1 microsecond
Scientific Explorations with Paul Doherty
8 May 2005