Relativistic Aberration Formula

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IT has been stated that “the relativistic aberration formula, tanθ′ = sinθ(1 − v 2/c 2)1/2/(cosθ + v/c)…deviates from the equation…of the ether theory by quantities of second order only, a deviation which is negligible compared with the present accuracy of the measurements”1. The aberration is also referred to as a “displacement, Θ – Θ′”2.

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  1. 1

    Møller, C., “The Theory of Relativity”, 62 (Oxford, 1952). Bergmann, P. G., “Introduction to the Theory of Relativity”, 37, formulæ 4.19, 4.20 (New York, 1942).

  2. 2

    Dingle, H., “The Special Theory of Relativity”, 51, 2nd edit. (London, 1946).

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WHITEMAN, J. Relativistic Aberration Formula. Nature 181, 560–561 (1958) doi:10.1038/181560a0

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