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

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