Understanding the Quantum World

Understanding the Quantum World

Episode 17, Atomic Clocks and GPS

Downloadable Video - 2019
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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.
Publisher: The Great Courses,, 2019.
[San Francisco, California, USA] :, Kanopy Streaming,, 2020.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (29 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
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