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MichelsonGalePearson Refutation of StokesPlanck  Help 
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Apr1614, 08:51 AM

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I'm hoping for some help in understanding how the MichelsonGalePearson experiment in 1925 is held as a refutation of the StokesPlanck theory of gravitational aether drag.
If I understand the StokesPlanck theory correctly, complete dragging of the aether near a sufficiently massive body (diminishing at distance, in accordance to the inverse square law as it applies to gravitational force) would be essentially indistinguishable from a complete dragging model. Wouldn't it also be indistinguishable from a nonaetheric model? Didn't MichelsonGalePearson support that? What am I missing? Thanks. 


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Apr1614, 11:58 AM

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This should be posted in the Special & General Relativity forum.



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Apr1614, 12:19 PM

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I wasn't sure, because the StokesPlanck theory was a classical interpretation that predated Relativity  and, if it were accepted, would have stood in opposition to Relativity.
Can I move it, or does a moderator have to? 


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Apr1814, 12:02 PM

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MichelsonGalePearson Refutation of StokesPlanck  Help
Can a moderator move this to the Relativity subforum, please?
Maybe it will get a response there. 


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