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Which bit is incorrect? All of it?The bit about how he thought about it is. As Pete says, and I’ll quote Einstien “I should observe such a beam of light as an electromagnetic field at rest.” In other words, the wave would seem stationary, but this was not possible according to Maxwell’s equations, which describe the motion and oscillation of electromagnetic fields.
So he either believed Maxwell was correct or the wave was stationary. He chose Maxwell for the same reason we do, the maths is correct and consistent with experiments of Faraday, Gauss etc.
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