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Kennedy & Thorndike

  1. Dec 31, 2006 #1
    Good evening,

    I am currently working on experimental proof about special relativity, and I came across Kennedy & Thorndike experiment, and their try to save the luminiferous aether with Lorentz-Fitzgerald contraction.

    Unfortunately, I can't find any original article on the Internet. Wikipedia says they had published a paper in the Physical Review, but I wasn't able to find it.

    Could someone provide me with their original article ?

    Many thanks !
  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 31, 2006 #2
    It is here http://prola.aps.org/abstract/PR/v42/i3/p400_1" [Broken]
    You need a subscription to download.
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  4. Dec 31, 2006 #3
    Yes, I have seen this page before.

    But you need a subscription to download it, and I only need this one... not a whole subscription to the Physical Review (and alone it costs 20 $... which is a bit expensive for what I want to do with it).

    I suppose it's not illegal to ask if a member of the Physical Review could provide me with the article...?
  5. Dec 31, 2006 #4
    You should go to a library. I'd start with the local university.
  6. Jan 3, 2007 #5
    Yeah, if only I am rich, I will be a very good physicist!
    Not forgetting those living without three meals a day. but has the potential to be the next Einstein.
    No wonder there are so many piracies.
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