General Relativity and Gravitation

, Volume 8, Issue 7, pp 515–524

A test theory of special relativity: II. First order tests

  • Reza Mansouri
  • Roman U. Sexl
Research Articles

DOI: 10.1007/BF00762635

Cite this article as:
Mansouri, R. & Sexl, R.U. Gen Relat Gravit (1977) 8: 515. doi:10.1007/BF00762635

Abstract

First-order tests of special relativity are based on a comparison of clocks synchronized with the help of slow clock transport with those synchronized by the Einstein procedure. This comparison enables the measurement of the one-way velocity of light and is equivalent to a measurement of the time dilatation factor. The accuracy of present measurements is of the order 10−7, yielding an upper limit of 3 cm/sec for the ether drift.

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© Plenum Publishing Corp. 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Reza Mansouri
    • 1
  • Roman U. Sexl
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische Physik der Universität WienÖsterreich