World Science Scholars
3.2 The Speed of Light
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What is it about light that makes its speed so special?

You said that electromagnetic theory yields 671 million miles per hour for the speed of electromagnetic waves. How does it do that?

If we fire a light beam toward a person who is running away, won't we claim that the light approaches them slower than c?

In class, you went through the history of thinking on light and the aether pretty swiftly. Can you fill out that discussion a little?


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