Nedvěd Sr., Rudolf
© Toth-Maatian Review — Dr. T. E. Phipps, Jr. gift
moving mirrors, ballistic theory, Michelson experiment
The author derives the law of reflection from a plane mirror in motion (i.e. 2v-law) as the transformation of the simple reflection law in a rest-system and proves its incompatibility with the postulate that c would be isotropic. From a further analysis he derives that the tangential motion of an absolutely smooth plane has no influence upon the quality and quantity of the reflected action. The application of this law in Michelson’s analysis of M 1913 omitted taking into consideration the turning of the reflecting mirrors as the necessary consequence of their rotation; the inclusion of this turning reverses the result of the experiment M 1913 in favour of the ballistic theory of light and excludes also the hypothesis that c be isotropic. This has a profound consequence in respect to ERT.