• Spinning Earth and its Coriolis effect on the circuital light beams: Verification of the special relativity theory

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      Spinning Earth; circuital light beams; Michelson–Gale experiment; experiment of Bilger et al; Coriolis effect; Sagnac effect.

    • Abstract


      Bilger et al (1995), Anderson et al (1994) and Michelson–Gale assisted by Pearson (1925) measure/mention Sagnac effect on the circuital light/laser beams on the spinning Earth. But from the consideration of classical electrodynamics, the effect measured/mentioned by those experimenters is the Coriolis effect, not theSagnac effect. A simple experiment is suggested here that can easily settle the problem.

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      1. Indian Physical Society, 2A & 2B Raja S.C. Mullick Road, Kolkata 700 032, India
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