Influence of motion of the medium on the velocity of light

  title={Influence of motion of the medium on the velocity of light},
  author={A. A. Michelson and E. W. Morley},
  journal={American Journal of Science},
  pages={377 - 385}
  • A. A. Michelson, E. W. Morley
  • Geology
  • American Journal of Science
  • THE only work of any consequence, on the influence upon the velocity of light of the motion of the medium through which it passes, is the experiment of Fizeau. He announced the remarkable result that the increment of velocity which the light experienced was not equal to the velocity of the medium, but was a fraction x of this velocity whioh depenued on the index of refraction of the medium. This result was previously obtained theoretically by Fresnel, but most satisfactorily demonstrated by… CONTINUE READING
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