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Speed of light
The table below gives Albert Michelson's measurements of the velocity of light in air, made from June 5 to July 2, 1879. The given values + 299,000 are Michelson's measurements in km/sec. The number of cases is n = 100, and the "true" value is 792.4. Michelson made his measurements using devices of his own design. The early experiments, corresponding to our dataset, were improvements on methods that had been used by Foucault. For his work in this area, Michelson was awarded the Nobel Prize in physics in 1907, the first American Scientist to be so honored. The data and descriptive information are based on material from "Do robust estimators work with real data?" by Stephen M. Stigler, Annals of Statistics 5 (1977), 1055-1098.
jmantheyApr 10, 2014426B344
Physics Lab1--Big Ballds-14157%scAug 11, 2008102B245
Physics Lab 4-1ds-14157%scAug 11, 2008150B176
Physics Lab 4-2ds-14157%scAug 11, 2008142B125
Physics Lab 4-3ds-14157%scAug 11, 2008142B77
Physics Lab 4-4ds-14157%scAug 11, 2008140B73

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