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Unformatted text preview: nce Michelson and Morley… Observer on the sun:
v …performed a famous*)
experiment that effectively
measured the speed of
light in different directions
with respect to the “ether
wind.” Ether ‘viewed’ in the laboratory on the earth:
-v *) -v some say, the most successful failure… Measuring only differences in c Ether in the laboratory frame
v L v u'-v -v -v u’+v L
How can we measure the speed v of the ether?
If the ether would be a river, we could measure the speed
of the water using a boat that travels at a known speed u’. (u’ is the relative velocity between the boat and the water.)
If the boat travels the...
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- Spring '14