A rigorous wave-theoretic approach to the Michelson-Morley (M-M) experiment is presented, with special emphasis on the Huygens' principle derivation of the laws of reflection by a moving mirror. A derailed discussion of the Lorentz-Fitzgerald contraction hypothesis (CHI is included. Several mistakes appearing in the standard textbook treatments of these issues are pointed out, and a number of related historical questions are considered.

On the Michelson-Morley experiment

MAMONE CAPRIA, Marco;PAMBIANCO, Fernanda
1994-01-01

Abstract

A rigorous wave-theoretic approach to the Michelson-Morley (M-M) experiment is presented, with special emphasis on the Huygens' principle derivation of the laws of reflection by a moving mirror. A derailed discussion of the Lorentz-Fitzgerald contraction hypothesis (CHI is included. Several mistakes appearing in the standard textbook treatments of these issues are pointed out, and a number of related historical questions are considered.
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