Experimental Establishment of the Relativity of Time

  title={Experimental Establishment of the Relativity of Time},
  author={R. Kennedy and E. M. Thorndike},
  journal={Physical Review},
None of the fundamental experiments on which the restricted principle of relativity is based requires for their explanation that the classical concept of absolute time be modified; the present experiment was devised to test directly whether time satisfies the requirements of relativity. It depends on the fact that if a pencil of homogeneous light is split into two components which are made to interfere after traversing paths of different length, their relative phases will depend on the… Expand
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