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Foucault Speed of Light Experiment

by S_Flaherty
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S_Flaherty
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Feb5-12, 06:45 PM
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In my class's set up of Foucault's design of the experiment to measure the speed of light, the light beam passes through a beam splitter but there is only one beam spot in the microscope. I'm confused as to why this is. Can someone help explain it to me?
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Feb5-12, 09:52 PM
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Isn't that what you want? See figure 1,

http://www.phys.ksu.edu/personal/rpr...eedofLight.pdf


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