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The theory is something like this: Space is pervaded by luminiferous ether, which is a material thing--as much a substance as air or water, though almost infinitely more attenuated.
Invited to a function at the Buckleys, he was immediately smitten with "the luminiferous Mrs.
The best example of this is the Michelson-Morley experiment to test for luminiferous aether.
Perhaps our account on gravity summons up the old abandoned idea of luminiferous ether [48].
On the relativistic motion of the earth and the luminiferous ether.
At the time when Maxwell was devising his theory of electromagnetism it was thought that the universe was filled with a substance called the luminiferous aether, which was thought to be the medium by which natural light travelled through space.
A luminous body imparts vibration to the luminiferous ether.
No, no, it's culture--the phlogiston, the luminiferous ether of modern social-science theorizing: "Our culture changes people from introverted lab rats,' as one researcher explained to me, 'into full-blown entrepreneurs.
By the early 1900s, it was thought that there must be a luminiferous ether that carries light.
For models of the luminiferous ether, light between the earth and the sun moved not through a vacuum but through the invisible, yet material substance.
On the nature of the molecular forces which regulate the constitution of the luminiferous ether," Transactions of the Cambridge Philosophical Society, Vol.
At about the same time Gore was considering voids in the luminiferous ether, Albert Michelson (1852-1931) and Edward Morley (1838-1923) were conducting their famous experiment, in 1887, which finally disproved the existence of the ether.