Why the Bradley aberration cannot be used to measure absolute speeds. A comment
Institut für Theoretische Physik,
D-39016 Magdeburg, Germany
Accepted: 25 February 2002
In a recent article in this journal (Sardin G., Europhys. Lett., 53 (2001) 310), Sardin proposed to use the Bradley aberration of light for the construction of a speedometer capable of measuring absolute speeds. The purpose of this comment is to show that the device would not work.
PACS: 06.30.Gv – Velocity, acceleration, and rotation / 07.87.+v – Spaceborne and space research instruments, apparatus, and components (satellites, space vehicles, etc.) / 95.55.-n – Astronomical and space-research instrumentation
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