Talk:On the Relative Motion of the Earth and the Luminiferous Ether
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Typo (error) of subscripts for Time symbol TEdit
The 1887 paper (.pdf) is missing T1 (=T1).
Instead T is defined twice.
T=time light occupies to pass from a to c.
T1 (NOT T)=time light occupies to return from c to a1, (fig. 2.)
(See the 1st paper 1881, its 1st page.)
Maybe that is a scanning (editor’s) error
because the subscript “1”
is very small, thus was missed.
have used a forward_slash "/", instead of subscript “1”,
which I find NOT appropriate (=not good (enough)), but careful;
indicating they were NOT sure
& thus didn’t know completely what they were doing,
but trying to get around their uncertainty (problem).
Intended (1887) was:
Non_subscripted are for the 1st arm of the path (time);
& subscript 1 is for the 2nd =final arm.
(That alone might be confusing enough, but..)
Subscript “0” is for no (earth) speed, v=0 m/s.
Those are small distractions, that can confuse, leaving some people uncertain.
I hope that's helpful, & not too mean.
If I edit it myself, your software automatically deletes my corrections,
so you guys (& gals) should do it yourself.