Volume 22: Pages 423-426, 2009
Stellar aberration and the luminiferous ether
Stephan J. G. Gift 1
1Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies
In this paper stellar aberration first demonstrated in Bradley’s experiment is re-examined. Various explanations of the phenomenon are discussed and the classical theory is shown to be the correct one.
Keywords: Stellar Aberration, Special Theory of Relativity, Velocity Composition, Bradley, Ether
Received: October 18, 2005; Accepted: April 29, 2009; Published Online: September 9, 2009