J un 2 00 6 Michelson – Morley experiment revisited ∗

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The idea of the Michelson–Morley experiment is theoretically reanalyzed. Elementary arguments are put forward to precisely derive the most general allowable form of the directional dependence of the oneway velocity of light. According to XIX-century physics light was supposed to propagate in the aether, a mysterious medium devised especially for this… (More)

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