Reflection Mechanisms, Doppler Effect, and Special Relativity

Dan Censor

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Recently, Ashworth and Davies concluded that the theory of special relativity cannot be tested by reflection of light from a mirror moving parallel to itself. It is now shown that the corner reflector, which is already implemented in the space vehicle LAGEOS, is equally inadequate. However, the corner reflector does produce a second-order transverse Doppler effect, as already noted by Dashchuk. This provides a method for monitoring transverse motion. It is suggested that this be tested in the experiment of Davies and Jennison.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)572
Number of pages1
JournalProceedings of the IEEE
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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