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Michelson-Morley Experiments Revisited and the Cosmic Background Radiation Preferred Frame

By Cahill, Reginald T.

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Title: Michelson-Morley Experiments Revisited and the Cosmic Background Radiation Preferred Frame  
Author: Cahill, Reginald T.
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Language: English
Subject: Science., Physics, Physics--Research
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Excerpt: We report a simple re-analysis of the old results from the Michelson-Morley interferometer experiments that were designed to detect absolute motion. We build upon a recent (1998) analysis of the original data by Munera, which revealed small but significant effects after allowing for several systematic errors in the original analysis. The further re-analysis here reveals that a genuine effect of absolute motion is expected, in what is essentially a quantum interference experiment, but only if the photons travel in the interferometer at speeds V < c. This is the case if the interferometer operates in a dielectric, such as air, or helium as was the case of the Illingworth (1927) Michelson-Morley experiment. The re-analysis here of the Illingworth experimental data, after correcting for the refractive index effect of the helium, reveals an absolute speed of the Earth of v = 369 ? 123 km/s, while the Miller experiment (1933), after correcting for the refractive index effect of the air, now gives a speed of v = 335 ? 57km/s, which are in agreement with the speed of v = 365 ? 18 km/s determined from the dipole t, in 1991, to the NASA COBE satellite Cosmic Background Radiation (CBR) observations. These experimental results refute Einstein's assertion that absolute motion through space has no meaning, and require a re-assessment of the interpretation of Special and General Relativity. This re-analysis was motivated by developments in a new information-theoretic modeling of reality, known as Process Physics ...

 

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