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1887 experiment of Michelson Morley

  1. Aug 2, 2010 #1
    Now, for once andf for all -

    The 1887 experiment of Michelson Morley:

    1) Could not find a difference in light speed no matter what angle of attack was used between the "parallel" and the perpendicular light motion - right?

    2) This cannot be explained with the Galilean approach UNLESS a length contraction to the "parallel" beam was applied - right?

    3) These two investigators then didn't have a clue as to why they couldn't demonstrate either an ether wind or motion of the Earth through a static ether because they didn't know the length contraction - right?

    Straight answer, please.
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