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For those familiar with the experiment, If you think about the resistance a river would put on a ball moving directly against its current as being one or maximum resistance, and then a ball moving with the current as being at 0 or lowest resistance, the resistance travelling perpendicular to the current will be half of these two resistances added together.There is no resistance that needs to be taken into account here. When a boat is moving in water at constant speed its because the force due to the propeller is equal and opposite to the drag force of the water on the boat. Therefore all one needs to do is consider an object moving at constant speed relative to a medium and that's what the derivations of the interferometer are all about. And there is zero resistance to the motion of anything moving relative to the "ether." If there were then the Earth would have slowed down in its orbit around the Sun due to a loss of energy. Since that hasn't happened there's no resistance.
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