July 13, 2018
Michelson-Morley, stellar aberration, special relativity, gravity, ether
Dissidents have spent lots of time on Einstein but has not observed what happened when Einstein was only 3 years old. At that time Potier wrote a paper, stating that Michelson’s prediction for his experiments, (MMX), with Morley, were interpreted in error by Michelson. Michelson had assumed light to take the fastest – not shortest – way between mirrors, and therefore, wave fronts always are parallel to mirrors in MMX. This means no effect in the transverse arm. However, Potier had a different opinion and stated that transverse ether wind could change the behavior of light and force light to take a longer way.
Since mirrors in MMX have relevance for light only – and not for the ether wind – we can see that Michelson was right. Michelson’s correct prediction was based on wave behavior in both arms of the equipment. Potier reintroduced a particle reasoning in the transverse arm only and did not see that light behavior is unchanged in the ether’s frame. The increased path length is instead in the frame of the equipment. Potier’s wrong idea got support from most scientists – but not from Michelson. So, Michelson was the last scientist that was right regarding MMX prediction. Poitier’s error supported the Lorentz transform, but Michelson’s interpretation is in agreement to the Galilean transform.