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Michelson-Morley Experiment

Michelson-Morley Experiment

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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