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description: Simulation of the Kennedy/Illingworth refinement of the Michelson-Morley experiment. (a) Michelson-Morley interference pattern in monochromatic mercury light, with a dark fringe precisely centered on the screen. (b) The fringes have been shifted to the left by 1/100 of the fringe spacing. It is extremely difficult to see any difference between this figure and the one above. (c) A small step in one mirror causes two views of the same fringes to be spaced 1/20 of the fringe spacing to the left and to the right of the step. (d) A telescope has been set to view only the central dark band around the mirror step. Note the symmetrical brightening about the center line. (e) The two sets of fringes have been shifted to the left by 1/100 of the fringe spacing. An abrupt discontinuity in luminosity is visible across the step.


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22:53, 2 May 2012 436 × 395 (10,685 bytes) w:en:Stigmatella aurantiaca (talk | contribs) clarified how Illingworth works
00:45, 2 May 2012 471 × 295 (9,522 bytes) w:en:Stigmatella aurantiaca (talk | contribs) Corrected illustration - field should be centered on dark fringe, not light.
07:50, 1 May 2012 478 × 381 (15,364 bytes) w:en:Stigmatella aurantiaca (talk | contribs) Added Kennedy and Morley's names
04:53, 1 May 2012 478 × 381 (9,108 bytes) w:en:Stigmatella aurantiaca (talk | contribs) author: [[User:Stigmatella aurantiaca]] source: computer-generated image description: Simulation of Illingworth's refinement of the Michelson-Morley experiment. (a) A bright fringe is centered in the figure. (b) The fringe has been shifted to the le...

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