Ph.D. Physics Specialization in Computational Science
Physics 212A (Quantum Mechanics)
What was the experimental support for this claim? There were several experimentsconcerning the electrodynamics of moving bodies that are not very well known today; butEinstein knew of numerous examples. Many of these experiments were reviewed inH.A. Lorentz's important paper .Lorentz showed that Stokes' theory of light, which assumed complete dragging of the aetherat the surface of the Earth and decreased to zero dragging far away, had severe problemswith aberration and the results of Arago and Airy.
Physics 200B (Theoretical Mechanics)
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From: Instrumenta chyrurgiae et icones anathomicae, by Ambroise Paré.
Much more accurate version of the basic concept of Arago's experiment, using aterrestrial source and a square (ring) interferometer with one side in water and three inair. The null result is consistent with Arago's result and with Fresnel's dragcoefficient, and with SR.
S./Study of Low Frequency Instabilities in Toroidal Plasma:A Thesis
In addition there is the “standard model extension (SME)” ofColladay and Kostelecký that extends the standard model of particle physics with variousplausible Lorentz-violating terms. This is in the context of quantum field theory,and is well beyond the scope of this article (which is limited to SR and its immediateconsequences). The goal of many of the recent tests is to put limits on the manyparameters of this test theory. , and
French woman, on bench, with hat, smoking cigarette.(08/23/17)
Airy tested whether stellar aberration remained unchanged if the telescope was filledwith water. It did, in agreement with the prediction of SR.