Physics International

Michelson-Morley Experiment another Assessment

Koorosh Shahdaei

DOI : 10.3844/pisp.2010.53.56

Physics International

Volume 1, Issue 1

Pages 53-56


Problem statement: Ehrenfest paradox may be the most basic phenomenon in relativity that has a long history marked by controversy, which still gets different interpretations by researches. This assessment is about another paradox in special relativity for observers in none inertial frame that perceiving Galilean transformation. Approach: This assessment reevaluates Michelson and Morley's famous experiment and Lorentz transformation by comparing different observers attached to different space-time frames. Results: The idea is to simulate a situation where an inertial frame will have comparable observation as a none-inertial frame. Hence it would be very close to an inertial frame at low velocity. Eventually it is shown that observation by none-inertial frame is Galilean transformation rather than Lorentz transformation. Conclusion: The outcome of physical experiments observed by inertial and none-inertial observers are completely different as they observe i.e., a fast-moving inertial frame which potentially contradicts Lorentz symmetry.


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