The velocity of light

IB Physics: The velocity of light

It is very important that students understand this part well as it will help them to see that the postulates are based on some experimental evidence as opposed to having been plucked out of the aether.Although the notes don"t show it I would also outline the 8 sided rotating mirror method as well as the Michelson Morley experiment.When doing the river analogy I always use 5ms-1 as the boat velocity and 3ms-1 as the river...

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