ARPN Journal of Science and Technology Logo

ARPN Journal of Science and Technology >> Volume 7, Issue 2, November 2017

ARPN Journal of Science and Technology

Light Speed Anisotropy Constraints via Measurement of Relativistic Light Aberration

Full Text Pdf Pdf
Author Adrian Sfarti
ISSN 2225-7217
On Pages 349-353
Volume No. 4
Issue No. 6
Issue Date July 01, 2014
Publishing Date July 01, 2014
Keywords Mansouri-Sexl Test Theory, Relativistic Aberration, Light Speed Anisotropy


The Mansouri-Sexl theory is a well known test theory of relativity. In the current paper we will derive the Mansouri-Sexl formalism for the light aberration and we will show how to improve on the theoretical and experimental basis by constraining the Mansouri-Sexl parameter α . In the process of constraining the Mansouri parameter we devise a novel experiment for measuring and constraining light speed anisotropy as well. An overwhelming number of experiments dealing with light speed anisotropy are laboratory-bound, we take the approach of setting up an astronomical experiment instead of a lab-based one as it befits the relativistic aberration effect. Our paper is organized as follows: in the first section we give a new and more complete derivation of the Mansouri-Sexl aberration effect. In the second part, we apply the newly expanded Mansouri-Sexl aberration formalism in order to devise an astronomical experiment used for constraining the parameter α . This turns the Mansouri-Sexl aberration experiment into a very powerful tool for constraining light speed anisotropy.

    Journal of Computing | Journal of Systems and Software     
2014 ARPN Publishers