I have a relatively (pun intended) simple conceptual question that has me going in circles as I begin my course work into Modern Physics. The question is straight forward enough:
You are gliding over Earth's surface at a high speed, carrying your high-precision clock. At points X and Y on the ground are similar clocks, synchronized in the ground frame of reference. As you pass over clock X, it and your clock both read 0.
- According to you, do clocks X and Y advance slower or faster than yours?
- When you pass over clock Y, does it read the same time, an earlier time, or a later time than yours?
For part 1 I figure, by inertial frame of reference, all other clocks would appear to be running slower. Initially I thought this would apply to part 2, but the when over X, Y does not read 0. So my real question is: Will Y appear to run increasingly faster until I am directly over it, and slower as I get further away, and therefore have a later time? If so, does this then go against my statement that the clocks will appear to run slower from outside an inertial frame?