Originally Posted by **topsquark** Out of curiosity: what was the solution? (For that matter, what was the exact problem?)
-Dan |

my question was if the equation

2/c=1/(c(f)+1//(c(b)

where c represents the two way speed of light, c(f) and c(b)representing the forward speed of light in the positive direction of the OX axis and the velocity of the same light signal; in its negative direction, after reflection on a stationary mirror respectively, has some physical motivation. in particular it leads to the conclusion that if c(f) is infinite the reflected one propagates with speed c/2.

my friends answer was and i fully aggree with it:

Yes, if you believe in aether. No, if you do not. But there's no evidence to prove the existence of aether (though none to disprove it either), and even if aether did exist, it conveniently censors itself so it can't be detected, which makes it a rather pointless concept.