michelson {MASS}R Documentation

Michelson's Speed of Light Data

Description

Measurements of the speed of light in air, made between 5th June and 2nd July, 1879. The data consists of five experiments, each consisting of 20 consecutive runs. The response is the speed of light in km/s, less 299000. The currently accepted value, on this scale of measurement, is 734.5.

Usage

michelson

Format

The data frame contains the following components:

Expt
The experiment number, from 1 to 5
Run
The run number within each experiment
Speed
Speed-of-light measurement

Source

A.J. Weekes (1986) A Genstat Primer. Edward Arnold.

S. M. Stigler (1977) Do robust estimators work with real data? Annals of Statistics 5, 1055–1098.

References

Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.


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