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#30866 - 06/09/09 05:12 AM light speed and wave theory
sorincosofret Offline
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Registered: 03/06/09
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Does a smaller light speed in a medium rule out the wave theory of light?

The light speed measured by Foucault in water does not fit with a wave theory of light because the light beam is normal to the interface and in this case the incidence angle is zero.
I have seen that abstract theoretical considerations or more complicated experiments previously proposed give headaches to actual theoreticians, therefore this simple cut off experiment suppose only the modification of an angle value. The experiment is at level of actual elementary physics or at level attaint by antique Greeks.
The link :
http://www.elkadot.com/corpuscular/light%20speed%20and%20corpusculs.htm

I advice actual theoreticians to hurry up with this experiment because the next text will indicate the absurdity of Huygens principle when is applied to explain light comportment.

The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters (Goya); The Absence of Reason Produced Modern Physics.

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#30868 - 06/09/09 10:30 AM Re: light speed and wave theory [Re: sorincosofret]
Zephir Offline
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Registered: 07/01/08
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Originally Posted By: sorincosofret
Does a smaller light speed in a medium rule out the wave theory of light
Currently we know already, the Aether model of vacuum was refuted by trivial mistake. Huyghens principle works only for longitudinal wave model, which is not very relevant for transversal waves of light.

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