Mechanics / Electrodynamics
April 2, 2019
velocity of light, dependency of the velocity of light on the motion of its source.
The experiments with light give attention to the longitudinal component of light. This study brings together two possible experiments with light in which the transversal component of light is under examination with the purpose to clarify if the velocity of light does or does not depend on the velocity of its source. One of the experiments is in an inertial frame, and the other is in a non-inertial frame. The predicted result of the experiment in the inertial frame is based on the well-accepted conclusion that experiments with light in Earth’s inertial frame cannot put in evidence the motion of the inertial frame. The result of the experiment in a non-inertial frame indicates if the velocity of light does or does not depend on the velocity of its source. The possible results of the experiments were analyzed, and we concluded that the velocity of light depends on the velocity of its source.