William Paterson University
Jason Kendall is adjunct instructor of Astronomy at William Paterson University.
Jason is teaching one section of General Astronomy in the Fall of 2019:
Online Introductory Astronomy ClassCRN: 44146, PHYS 1700-81, Online lectures and laboratory activities.
Module 14: The Rise of RelativityVideos: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10
Supplement the videos with reading from "OpenStax Astronomy"
Astronomy Lesson 14_02: The Speed of Light and the Michelson Morley Experiment
What is the speed of light? What do the waves of light travel in? What do we know about how light gets here from there? The answers are even more puzzling. In this one, we learn that the waves of light can still be waves, even if they don’t actually “wave” anything. Nature starts to show us just how strange she is.
- Luminiferous Aether
- Michelson–Morley experiment
- The Speed of Light
- Galileo Galilei
- Ole Romer
- James Bradley
- Aberration of Light
- Fizeau–Foucault measure of the speed of light
- Wave meter