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• A water wave propagates through water, with a
velocity relative to the water (1..100 m / sec)
• “The wave” propagates through a crowd in a stadium, with a velocity relative to the audience.
• An electromagnetic wave propagates through... Ideas behind Einstein’s relativity
Is there an ether ?
(There where various other
motivations for special
relativity, but for simplicity we
will focus here on the quest
for detecting the ether.) Answer (19th century physics): The “luminiferous ether.” 1 Quiz on reading The ether
v (closed book, no talking)
The Michelson-Morley Experiment tests if the speed
of light in...
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This document was uploaded on 02/26/2014 for the course PHYSICS 2130 at Colorado.
- Spring '14