Lecture01

Lecture01 - 1 In Search of the Aether Lorentz and Fitzgerald Summary 2 b l a l c 3 Swimmer 1 Swimmer 2 4 Swimmer 1 l ct1 = l vt1 2 2 2 Swimmer 2

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2 In Search of the Aether Lorentz and Fitzgerald Summary
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3 a c b l l
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4 Swimmer 1 Swimmer 2
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5 l Swimmer 1 Swimmer 2 l l ct 2 = l vt 2 ct 3 = l + vt 3 ( ct 1 ) 2 = l 2 + ( vt 1 ) 2
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6 Swimmer 1 total time Swimmer 2 total time T 2 = t 2 + t 3 = l c + v + l c v T 1 = 2 t 1 = 2 l c 2 v 2
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7 Swimmer 1 total time Swimmer 2 total time T 2 = γ 2 2 l c T 1 = 2 l c γ≡ 1 v 2 c 2 where
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8 Michelson Experiment (1881) Michelson-Morley Experiment (1887) http://erwin.phys.virginia.edu/classes/109/lectures/michelson.html
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9 “The interpretation of these results is that there is no displacement of the interference bands. … The result of the hypothesis of a stationary
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2010 for the course PHY PHY3101 taught by Professor Prosper during the Spring '10 term at FSU.

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Lecture01 - 1 In Search of the Aether Lorentz and Fitzgerald Summary 2 b l a l c 3 Swimmer 1 Swimmer 2 4 Swimmer 1 l ct1 = l vt1 2 2 2 Swimmer 2

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