Acoustic Michelson-Morley Experiment with an Ultrasonic Range Finder
|Title||Acoustic Michelson-Morley Experiment with an Ultrasonic Range Finder|
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|Journal||Proceedings of the NPA|
|No. of pages||4|
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An ultrasonic range finder was mounted on a horizontally rotatable rail at fixed distance, s, to a reflector on the top of a car. The change of the distance reading, s, served to determine the two-way velocity of sound as a function of [car] velocity and direction. Result: the out- and back velocity c2 was isotropic as in the optical case of the Michelson-Morley experiment. Within the experimental error it was found to vary as c2 = (c2 - v2) / c.