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  1. #1 speed of time difference across a point in gravity 
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    I have been wondering if there is different speeds of time in different levels of gravity
    and if so, is this a cause of acceleration in gravity?

    for example, there is a ball that is let go from 1 meter from a floor, and the gravity is 9.8g, does the speed of time difference cause the actual speed of the ball difference. (acceleration)

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    Effectively, yes. As I understand it, what we perceive as gravity, and the resulting force, is caused by the curvature of the time dimension in space-time. Or more accurately, gravity is the curvature of the time dimension in space-time.

    (It might need someone who understands it better to expand on that.)

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    correction: relative time. you need a constant periodic motion as base.
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