The Ether-Drift Experiment and the Determination of the Absolute Motion of the Earth

  title={The Ether-Drift Experiment and the Determination of the Absolute Motion of the Earth},
  author={Dayton Clarence Miller},
The ether-drift experiment first suggested by A Maxwell in 1878 and made possible by Michelson's invention of the interferometer in 1881, though suitable for the detection of the general absolute motion of the earth, was actually applied for detecting only the known orbital component of the earth's motion. For the first time, in 1925 and 1926, I made observations at Mount Wilson of such extent and completeness that they were sufficient for the determination of the absolute motion of the earth… 

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