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ERIC Number: EJ907136
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
A Modern Fizeau Experiment for Education and Outreach Purposes
Morizot, O.; Selle, A.; Ferri, S.; Guyomarc'h, D.; Laugier, J. M.; Knoop, M.
European Journal of Physics, v32 n1 p161-168 Jan 2011
On the occasion of the laser's 50th anniversary, we performed a modern Fizeau experiment, measuring the speed of light with a laser beam passing over the city centre of Marseille. For a round trip distance of almost 5 km, the measurement has reached an uncertainty of about 10[superscript -4], mainly due to atmospheric fluctuations. We present the experimental and pedagogical challenges of this brilliant outreach experiment. (Contains 3 figures and 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: France