1. Clock Synchronization by Ivanov:
If the rate of clock work does not depend on its velocity in ether, then there is nothing that is easier than to synchronize the clocks A and B with help of an identical clock C just by moving it from A to B with a constant speed.
Fig. 11. Synchronization by means of uniform transfer of clock
To make sure of the correctness of the synchronization, it is necessary to make a check performed in reverse order, while the clocks are already working.
Now, if the synchronization is proved to be successful, measurement of its own velocity in the ether can be started. It is necessary just to determine the time of signal passage from A to B and back. If a difference in the results is detected, then, substituting the obtained values into a fairly simple formula, we will find the magnitude of its own velocity relative to the ether:
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In this chapter a curious analysis of the main postulate of the STR is performed from the position of the ether concept. But, a not less curious question arises: How should the results of the Michelson experiment be treated, as they are the main trump card of relativism? What, after all, does this experiment proves?
If Michelson had known about the compression of standing waves and also about the wave nature of substance, then he, surely, would exclaim: Eureka! I found not only that standing waves shrink, but my interferometer shrinks too!
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