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Abstract


Interpretation of Physical Phenomena

John-Erik Persson
Year: 2010 Pages: 6
The behavior of light is analyzed in terms of the wave model for light. By strictly following the wave model it is demonstrated that changes in the ether\'s velocity are irrelevant in relation to the orientation of the wave-fronts in light. This ability of transverse light waves to conserve wave-front orientation is important for interpretation of the empirical background behind special relativity (SRT). Alternative interpretations are presented for the three most important phenomena related to SRT, namely: stellar aberration, Michelson-Morley\'s experiments (MMX) and the Sagnac effect. This results in support for the existence of an entrained ether.