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Michelson Morley experiment

Show that the null effect of the Michelson Morley experiment can be accounted for if the interferometer arm parrallel to the motion is shortened by a factor of
[1-(v/c)^2]^1/2.

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Michelson Morley experiment was carried out to determine the absolute velocity of the earth through the hypothetical ether. It was performed in 1887 by Michelson and Morley and the null result explained by Einstein (after 18Years).

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