## Nineteenth-century aether theories |

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### Contents

the Functions of the Aether | 3 |

Aberration from Bradley to Michelson and Morley | 20 |

The Elastic Solid Aether | 40 |

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aberration aberration of light aether theories aethereal displacement angle assume axes axis bodies chapter coefficient considered density developed dielectric direction distance double refraction dx dy dz dynamical earth effect elastic solid electric force electromagnetic theory electron theory element of volume energy equal equations of motion exact differential experiment explanation expression Fitzgerald formula free aether Fresnel function G frame Green gyrostatic Heaviside Huygens hypothesis incidence integral ions Joseph Larmor Larmor Least Action longitudinal wave Lord Kelvin Lorentz luminiferous ether MacCullagh's aether magnetic force Maxwell Maxwell's theory mechanical medium Michelson molecules nineteenth-century aether observed obtained optical aether paper parallel particles perpendicular phenomena Phil physicists polarization prism problem propagation quantities quaternion reflected relative result rotation second order Stokes suppose tetrahedron theorem theorem of corresponding theory of light tion Trans transformation translation transverse wave vector velocity of light vibrations wave theory Whittaker