Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Michelson , Albert Abraham (1995), Studies in Optics, Dover Pubns, Retrieved on 2012-05-16
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    16 MAY 2012

     The Importance of the Velocity of Light

    The velocity of light is one of the most important of the fundamental constants of Nature. Its measurement by Foucault and Fizeau gave as the result a speed greater in air than in water, thus deciding in favor of the undulatory and against the corpuscular theory. Again, the comparison of the electrostatic and the electromagnetic units gives as an experimental result a value remarkably close to the velocity of light–a result which justified Maxwell in concluding that light is the propagation...
    Folksonomies: speed of light light
    Folksonomies: speed of light light
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    Grows more important with each scientist who uncovers its secrets.