Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Replicating The 1849 Direct Measurement Of The Speed Of Light

The first decent direct measurement of the speed of light was made in 1849. 

A new paper provides step by step instructions on how to replicate that experiment with resources that would be available to most university physics programs as a widely accessible educational and public relations project for something that might otherwise seem much for difficult to pull off than it actually is in reality.


Nicophil said...

typo: 1849

andrew said...

My bad. Fixed. Thanks for the correction.