In this episode, I delivery a presentation entitled Revisiting the Michelson-Morley Experiment to Reveal and Earth Orbital Velocity of 30 km/s. This presentation was originally given at the 15th Annual NPA conference on April 11, 2008 at the University of New Mexico. The conference was held in collaboration with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the session was attended by both AAAS and NPA participants.


This paper is a revised discussion of a paper, of the same name, that appears in the May 2008 edition of the Galilean Electrodynamics journal. The key finding is that the Michelson-Morley equations were developed in “Absolute” terms, and from that context are accurate. It further finds that the experimental device, called an Interferometer, returns accurate results, but that these actual results are based on relative measurements. This means that the relative-measurement based results when compared with the absolute-measurement based expected results will produce incorrect conclusions when compared to each other. The correction is to create relative-measurement based expected results, which when compared to the relative-measurement based actual results produce correct results. Note that the emphasis on Absolute versus Relative Measurements represents a change in tone over the content given in the original paper. One additional note, in the presentation when the displacement equations are given, they represent changes in length. It is easy to make this a change in time, which is how the equations are written in the paper. A pre-publication version of the paper is available at RelativityChallenge.com. A PDF version of the presentation delivered at the conference is available as a download from this blog entry.

NOTE: I have made two minor corrections to the materials in the 4/14/2008 posting and have reposted the material on 4/15/2008. As a result of technical problems during the process, I have deleted the original 4/14/2008 post and have replaced it with this post on 4/15/2008. I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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