04 January 2017
Using Gelatin to measure the speed of light
My project is based on the speed of light and how I am able to measure it only using a protractor, a laser, and some math. The research paper will include the following questions; How can we use gelatin to measure the speed of light? Who discovered the ability to measure the speed of light? When was the speed of light discovered? Why is the speed of light important? What is the speed of light? And where was the speed of light discovered.
How can we use gelatin to measure the speed of light?
To find the speed of light using gelatin all that you have to do is just directly point a handheld laser at a specific angle aligned to where …show more content…
Olaus first recognized the time for the light to reach Jupiter’s moons was roughly about seven minutes when the Earth was orbiting and getting closer to Jupiter. He then came up with an estimate of 140,000 miles/ per second which was a pretty good hypothesis because of the way Olaus concluded and figured out the speed of light by studying the eclipse time of certain moons in Jupiter’s gravitational pull.
When was the speed of light discovered?
The speed of light was discovered in 1676 but was discovered by a man named Olaus Roemer that was studying Jupiter’s moon’s eclipses.
Why is the speed of light important?
The speed of light is 186,000 m/s which is the ultimate speed limit of the universe because in order to go this fast you have to basically have infinite energy which is almost impossible. Scientist around the world could use the speed of light to determine the distance between a star, planet,galaxies or even a catastrophe as in a supernova to Earth’s location and to explore the universe. Einstein has proven the fact that if there was another amount of speed added on to the speed of light, the speed of light would stay the same. Light has no speed delay meaning whenever light is achieved or activated it is constantly at 186,000 miles per second every time and no one to this day can explain …show more content…
Light is interesting because it is a part of the electromagnetic spectrum and provides visibility for humans. The speed of light is just simply the speed that Einstein found while studying light and the theory of relativity. Einstein decided to mark the speed of light as 299,792, 458 meters /s or 186,000 miles per second.
Where was the speed of light discovered?
The speed of light was discovered in 1676 by Danish astronomer Olaus Roemer. If the scientist who basically concluded the speed of light was Danish then he’s most likely from Denmark.
So in this report you have hopefully learned how we will use gelatin to measure the speed of light, who discovered the ability to measure the speed of light, when was the speed of light discovered, why is the speed of light important, what is the speed of light, and where was the speed of light discovered. So after all these questions and answers I hope you have felt satisfied and you are now able to know some background knowledge concluding to my Science fair project.
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