luminiferous


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lu·mi·nif·er·ous

(lū'mi-nif'ĕr-ŭs),
Producing or conveying light.
[L. lumen, light, + fero, to carry]

luminiferous

[lo̅o̅′minif′ərəs]
Etymology: L, lumen, light, ferre, to bear
pertaining to a medium that will transmit light.

lu·mi·nif·er·ous

(lū'mi-nif'ĕr-ŭs)
Producing or conveying light.
[L. lumen, light, + fero, to carry]

luminiferous

(loo″mĭ-nĭf′ĕr-ŭs) [L. lumen, light, + ferre, to bear]
Producing or conveying light.
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On the Relative Mo-tion of the Earth and the Luminiferous Ether.
Michon gives a comprehensive explanation of the Michelson-Morley Experiment, Fitzgerald contraction and Lorentz transformation, which dispelled the theory of the luminiferous aether.
The truth about the luminiferous ether and the basis for Einstein's special relativity can be arrived at by either of two rather different paths: I will call them the experimental and the theoretical paths.
Instead, Metcalfe settled for describing technical properties of the network, namely the "passive" quality of its carrier medium, which conveyed the lack of central control and also reflected the similarities between the ether in Ethernet and the luminiferous ether of Michelson and Morley.
By contrast, his thoughts on the structure of the Universe soon became outdated as new concepts in physics and astronomy emerged, such as how light is transmitted--overturning the need for a luminiferous ether--and the fact that our Milky Way is merely one among billions of galaxies, or 'island universes'.
18) reminded me of the 19th century search for the luminiferous ether.
Terrence Deacon has listed a number of examples of misplaced concreteness including: Phlogiston = fire substance, Caloric = heat substance (transferred between things), Luminiferous Ether = medium for wave & field effects, and Elan vital = essence of life.
Although Compton spoke here of God as "Ruler of the Universe," he fleshed this out only in functional terms, literally comparing the hypothesis of a fatherly God in religion to the hypothesis of the luminiferous ether in physics (I will not digress on the interesting fact that he invoked the ether as late as 1946).
Morley, 1887, "On the Relative Motion of the Earth and the Luminiferous Ether", American Journal of Science, vol.
The plenum is saved, saved from plurality, from multimedia, it is a luminiferous or an electromagnetic ether.
I want you to imagine wholeness as life lived in luminiferous ether.
It showed the Universe was billions of years old and put paid to the once popular idea of luminiferous ether.