??? Sam5, that doesn't even make any sense at all now. Just think about it for a minute. How could the "time of an event" be defined by a "stationary clock located at the place of the event," when all you know about that clock is that it is running at the same rate as "a specified stationary clock"? Doesn't it stand to reason that he must mean the clock at the event is synchronized with the specified clock? What good does it do to define the "time" of an event based on a clock when you have no idea what time that clock is showing?Originally Posted by Sam5
And if you understood the math of SR (it just keeps coming back to that, doesn't it?) you would already know that clocks which are not moving relative to each other are always running at the same rate, but they're not always synchronized.