Michelson-Morley experiment

Definitions of Michelson-Morley experiment

n a celebrated experiment conducted by Albert Michelson and Edward Morley; their failure to detect any influence of the earth's motion on the velocity of light was the starting point for Einstein's theory of relativity

Type of:
experiment, experimentation
the act of conducting a controlled test or investigation

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