Relativity Science Calculator - Summary: The FitzGerald-Lorentz Solution to the Michelson-Morley Null Result

Summary: The FitzGerald-Lorentz Solution to the Michelson-Morley Null Result

Specifically, what

Albert Michelson

means is that the time of light transit along both arms of the interferometer instrument is "equalized" by the doppler  factor

Lorentz factor

because time

Albert Michelson

will be reduced by the same factor as the longitudinal arm

Albert Michelson

is also shortened by the same ratio

Albert Michelson

That is, the shorter is the longitudinal arm for light transit, therefore shortened will be the transversal transit time in the longitudinal component by time dilation!!

And in order, therefore, to maintain a universal constant speed of light in any light sphere in any direction by Einstein's special relativity proposition, longitudinal length contraction must be invoked!

More simply, length contraction is imputed in order to maintain a universal constant speed of light when determining time dilation in both Einstein's Special and General Relativity equations!

And, hence, time dilation is inverse to Lorentz length contraction!

length contraction

time dilation