Physics of the Universe

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World Scientific, 2010 - Science - 128 pages
This book presents a new approach to the subject of cosmology. It fully exploits Einstein?s theory of general relativity. It is found that the most general formal expression of the theory replaces the (10-component) tensor formalism with a (16-component) quaternion formalism. This leads to a unified field theory, where one field incorporates gravitation and electromagnetism. The theory predicts an oscillating universe cosmology with a spiral configuration. Dark matter is explained in terms of a sea of particle?antiparticle pairs, each in a particular (derived) ground state. This leads to an explanation for the separation between matter and antimatter in the universe. There is a brief discussion of black holes and pulsars. The final chapter delves into philosophical considerations such as the different types of ?truth?, positivism versus realism and a discussion of the role of the Mach principle in physics and cosmology.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Physics of the Universe
1
The Mathematical Basis of General Relativity
18
Extension from the Tensor to the Quaternion Language
27
Chapter 4 An Oscillating Spiral Universe Cosmology
37
Chapter 5 Dark Matter
51
Chapter 6 Concluding Remarks
60
Chapter 7 Philosophical Considerations
64
References and Notes
74
Postscript
77
Physics in the 21st Century
78
Holism
95
The Universe
99
The Mach Principle and the Origin of Inertia from General Relativity
108
Index
125
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