Issue No. 06 - November/December (2002 vol. 4)
<p>The author uses the Michelson-Morley experiment as a case study in validation based on current knowledge. He uses standard mathematical concepts of error analysis to develop measures of merit. In order to fully understand the case study, he reviews philosophical concepts, focusing on scientific confirmation to understand which formal logical concepts can be used. He then proposes a logical foundation for scientific validation and give two research directions.</p>
Validation, physics, logic, numerical analysis
D. Stevenson, "The Michelson-Morley Experiment: A Case Study in Validation," in Computing in Science & Engineering, vol. 4, no. , pp. 40-51, 2002.