If Sagnac and Michelson-Gale, Why Not Michelson-Morley?
Howard C. Hayden
Galilean Electrodynamics, 1990, Volume 1, No. 6, pp. 71-75
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(S. 71): „Anisotropy in the speed of light due to coordinate frame rotation has been amply demonstrated throughout the present century. The original experiment by Sagnac used a rotating table in a laboratory setting. The first of several subsequent experiments using instead the diurnal rotation of the earth was performed by Michelson and Gale. Predating both of these early rotationsensing experiments was the famous Michelson-Morley experiment, whose null result is often cited as experimental proof for the constancy of light speed otherwise assumed in special relativity theory. But since it was conducted on the surface of the earh, the Michelson-Morley experiment was also conducted in a rotating frame. Although not sensitive enough to pick up diurnal rotation, the experiment should have seen the orbital motion of the earth rotating around the sun.
How exactly did the null result then come about?“
Siehe auch vom Autor Howard C. Hayden in diesem Blog:
Is the velocity of light isotropic in the frame of the rotating earth?
und von der Autorin Cynthia Kolb Whitney:
About the Arrow of Time
- 19. Dezember 2013