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Experiment to determine if OWLS is same

  1. Jun 4, 2004 #1
    suppose speed of light varies in two directions
    ->c=10
    <-c=5

    distance=100, A and B stationary wrt each other
    A....d=100.....B

    A resets clock and sends signal to B
    A=0............B=?

    10 seconds pass, B receives signal and resets clock, B sends signal to A
    A=10...........B=0

    20 seconds pass, A receives signal from B
    A=30...........B=20

    Now A sends signal to B, B reflects the signal, then A reflects the signal, B gets the signal. 40 seconds pass
    A=70..........B=60
    (A sent signal when A=30, B received when B=60, difference = 30)

    Now B sends signal to A, A reflects the signal, then B reflects the signal, A gets the signal. 50 seconds pass
    A=120.........B=110
    (B sent signal when B=60, a got the signal at A=120, difference = 60)

    result: 30<>60.
    With this experiment, we were able to determine if OWLS was not same in both directions.

    Go collect your nobel prize, I don't care.

    wespe - anonymous

    P.S. verification: same experiment if OWLS is same in both directions
    ->c=10
    <-c=10

    A resets clock and sends signal to B
    A=0............B=?

    10 seconds pass, B receives signal and resets clock, B sends signal to A
    A=10...........B=0

    10 seconds pass, A receives signal from B
    A=20...........B=10

    Now A sends signal to B, B reflects the signal, then A reflects the signal, B gets the signal. 30 seconds pass
    A=50...........B=40
    (B sent signal when B=10, A got the signal when A=50, difference = 40)


    Now B sends signal to A, A reflects the signal, then B reflects the signal, A gets the signal. 30 seconds pass
    A=80...........B=70
    (B sent signal when B=40, A got the signal at A=80, difference = 40)

    result:40=40
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Jun 4, 2004 #2
    Just something I noticed at first glance... From second example:
    B didn't send the signal, A did. So this last line should be
    (A sent signal when A=20, B got the signal when B=40, difference = 20)

    therefore..
    result: 40<>20

    Or Am I mistakin' ?
     
  4. Jun 4, 2004 #3
    ouch...
    yes you are correct...
    I was so sure I found a way.. by bouncing light 3 times...
    sorry...
    never mind...
     
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