Optical Fizeau Experiment with Moving Water is Explained without Fresnel's Hypothesis and Contradicts Special RelativityGennadiy S* and Vitali S
Independent Researcher, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Yekaterinburg, 620062, Russia
- *Corresponding Author:
- Gennadiy S
Independent Researcher, Sverdlovsk oblast
Yekaterinburg, 620062, Russia
E-mail: [email protected], [email protected]
Received Date: July 04, 2016; Accepted Date: December 30, 2016; Published Date: Janaury 05, 2017
Citation: Gennadiy S, Vitali S (2017) Optical Fizeau Experiment with Moving Water is Explained without Fresnel's Hypothesis and Contradicts Special Relativity. J Phys Math 8: 207. doi: 10.4172/2090-0902.1000207
Copyright: © 2017 Gennadiy S et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Fizeau experiment actually proves not partial, as the special relativity asserts, but complete dragging of the light by moving medium. The decrease of the fringe shift in the Fizeau's two-beam interferometer is explained not with wrong Fresnel's aether drag hypothesis but with the phase deviations arising in the interfering beams because of Doppler shift of the frequencies. Fizeau experiment does not prove but, on the contrary, refutes Einstein's theory of relativity.