Michelson-morley Experiments: An Enigma For Physics And The History Of Science

Michelson-morley Experiments: An Enigma For Physics And The History Of Science


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789813278189
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/11/2019
Pages: 196
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Chapter One: Premise; Lorentz vs. Einstein; Classical Ether–Drift Experiments: Just Null Results?; A Universal Thermal Gradient, the CMB and the Vacuum Structure; Chapter Two: Some Historical Notes on the (A)Ether; Descartes; Newton; Kant; Young and Fresnel; Maxwell; The Turbulent–Ether Model; Chapter Three: The Idea of the Ether Drift; Albert A Michelson and His First 1881 Experiment; The 1887 Michelson–Morley Experiment; A Closer Look at the Michelson–Morley Data; Chapter Four: After Michelson–Morley: Morley–Miller (1902–1905); Miller 1920–1925; Tomaschek 1924; Miller 1925–1926; Kennedy–Illingworth 1926–1927; Piccard and Stahel 1926–1928; Michelson–Pease–Pearson 1926–1929; Joos 1930; Criticism of Shankland's Criticism of Miller's Work; Chapter Six: The Non-Trivial Vacuum of Present Particle Physics; The Cosmic Microwave Background; General Aspects of the Ether–Drift Experiments; A Modern Version of Maxwell's Calculation; A Stochastic Form of Ether–Drift; Reconsidering the Classical Experiments; Reanalysis of the Piccard–Stahel Experiment; Reanalysis of the MPP Experiment; Reanalysis of Joos's Experiment; Summary of the Classical Ether–Drift Experiments; A Modern Experiment with He–Ne Lasers; Chapter Seven: Modern Experiments with Vacuum Optical Resonators; An Effective Refractivity for the Physical Vacuum; Simulations of Experiments with Vacuum Optical Resonators; Gaseous Media vs. Vacuum and Solid Dielectrics; Summary and Conclusions; Bibliography; Author Index

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