In Episode 18, I present Part 2 of a 2 part presentation delivered at the AAAS/NPA Conference held in April 2008 at the University of New Mexico. This presentation compares and contrasts the models presented by Michelson-Morley, Lorentz, Einstein, and myself – clearly outlining the key assumptions behind each model. In addition, I summarize the finding that in two experiments – Ives-Stillwell and Michelson-Morley – that the Model of Complete and Incomplete Coordinate Systems yields greater accuracy than their Special Relativity-based equivalents. The following specific points are covered in this presentation.
- Identify the assumptions that make up each of the key Moving System Model
- Explanation of why the original Michelson-Morley Experiment does not support Fresnel’s (Aether-based) or Einstein’s (non Aether-based) theory
- Explanation of why the revised Michelson-Morley Analysis supports Fresnel and the Model of Complete and Incomplete Coordinate Systems
- Show that the equations associated with the Model of Complete and Incomplete Coordinate Systems produces better predictions than the Special Relativity-based equations for the Ives-Stillwell Atomic Clock experiment