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Fizeau toothed wheel help

  1. Sep 19, 2008 #1


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    If a problem gives the number of teeth on the wheel, the revolutions per second of the wheel and the distance betweeb the mirror and the toothed wheel...what formula do youuse to solve for the speed of light??
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  3. Sep 19, 2008 #2


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    The teeth on the wheel and the revolutions per second will give you the time between time. If you have time and a distance the speed shoudl be pretty straight forward!

    (hint, remember it's there and back again!)
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