Michelson, Albert A.
Mechanics / Electrodynamics
moving mirrors, emission theory, Ritz, Tolman
According to the emission theory the resultant velocity from a moving source is increased by the component of the velocity of the source. But it appears that different forms of emission theory require different results on reflection from a moving mirror. If the light corpuscles are reflected as projectiles from an elastic wall, then the velocity of light should be increased by twice the component of the velocity of the mirror.