Mechanics / Electrodynamics
October 27, 2020
geometrical optics; reflection of light; speed of light; interference of light; Michelson interferometer; Michelson–Morley experiment
Considering that the speed of light has the same constant speed c before and after reflection, Michelson and Morley predicted a fringe shift of 4.00E-01 for their experiment. Considering the reflection of light as a mechanical phenomenon, the speed of light is different before and after reflection, and the theoretical fringe shift is 2.00E-05. This magnitude of the fringe shift is not experimentally observable. Therefore, the reflection of light as a mechanical phenomenon explains the null result of the Michelson–Morley experiment.
The reflection of light as a mechanical phenomenon is refuted by the Sagnac experiment.
Posted: October 27, 2020 @ 1:51:37 pm