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Michelson-Morley Experiment


Michelson-Morley Experiment

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This movie simulates the set-up used in the Michelson-Morley experiment, including the non-existent aether wind they were trying to detect! The basic idea is to detect the time difference between light going "upstream then downstream" and light going "across shore and back."Rotating the apparatus exchanges these two routes: set the apparatus direction by clicking on the center circle in the control, fine adjustment with +, -.
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Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: Flash
Date Added to MERLOT: April 30, 2009
Date Modified in MERLOT: April 30, 2009
Keywords: aether


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Primary Audience: High School, College General Ed, College Lower Division
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Language: English
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