Etherviewedinthelaboratoryontheearth v v

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Unformatted text preview: nce Michelson and Morley… Observer on the sun: ‘Ether’ 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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