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An experiment to measure the one-way velocity of propagation of electromagnetic radiationAn experiment involving commercially available instrumentation to measure the velocity of the earth with respect to absolute space is described. The experiment involves the measurement of the one-way propagation velocity of electromagnetic radiation down a high-quality coaxial cable. It is demonstrated that the experiment is both physically meaningful and exceedingly simple in concept and in implementation. It is shown that with currently available commercial equipment one might expect to detect a threshold value for the component of velocity of the earth's motion with respect to absolute space in the equatorial plane of approximately 10 km/s, which greatly exceeds the velocity resolution required to detect the motion of the solar system with respect to the center of the galaxy.
Document ID
19820052774
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
External Source(s)
Authors
Kolen, P. (Utah State Univ. Logan, UT, United States)
Torr, D. G. (Utah State University of Agriculture and Applied Science, Logan, UT, United States)
Date Acquired
August 10, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 1982
Publication Information
Publication: Foundations of Physics
Volume: 12
Subject Category
PHYSICS (GENERAL)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAGW-119
Distribution Limits
Public
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