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  • ISBN: 9780306442674
  • ISBN10: 0306442671

The Multi-Universe Cosmos: The First Complete Story of the Origin of the Universe

by Velan, A. Karel A

  • List Price: $45.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Plenum Publishing Corporation
  • Publish date: 09/01/1992
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The generally accepted big bang theory of the origin of the universe suffers from certain crucial theoretical shortcomings. It fails to answer such important questions as: How could the matter and radiation currently in the universe be compressed into a singularity of infinite density and zero space? What was the source of this matter and radiation? What caused the singularity to explode? Furthermore, the traditional theory is ill-equipped to explain the tremendously powerful bursts of gamma radiation, recently detected by NASA's orbiting Gamma Ray Observatory, that appear uniformly over the sky. In this groundbreaking text, A. Karel Velan presents his pioneering new theory on the birth of the universe within a multi-universe cosmos. Velan probes further into the past than anyone has previously ventured, as he explains the origins of matter and energy and the evolution of our universe. Velan's model goes beyond the theoretical constraints of the big bang-singularity model to account for problematic phenomena, such as the intense gamma radiation observed by the NASA orbiter. It also resolves the issue of the faint fluctuations in microwave background radiation temperature recently detected by NASA's Cosmic Background Explorer, a widely publicized discovery that has been interpreted as supporting the big bang theory. Velan applies proven laws of physics and observational data to support his cosmological model, which proposes a large, possibly infinite, number of universes in varying stages of evolution. Peering back 18 billion years to the genesis of our universe, the author gives a comprehensive, step-by-step description of the creation of matter and radiation. Describing the role oforiginal concepts universe, Velan begins with an explanation of how virtual particles interacted with a concentrated electromagnetic energy field and were transformed into the elementary particles - electrons, positrons, quarks, photons, and neutrinos - that were the seeds of matter and energy. He details how this cloud of particles was collapsed by gravity until its trapped thermal radiation caused a titanic explosion that initiated the growth and evolution of our Universe. Velan guides the reader through the development of our rapidly expanding and cooling universe, detailing how the accompanying temperature decrease confined free particles of protons and neutrons, neutrinos, and later photons, uncoupled from matter, free protons and neutrons bound into helium and deuterium nuclei and stable atoms formed and the entire universe was transformed into a ball of hydrogen and helium gas. He proceeds to explore the formation of protogalaxies and galaxies; the birth and evolution of stars; the ultimate fate of our Sun and planetary system; and the final stages of stars as white dwarfs, self-destructing supernovas, neutron stars, pulsars, and black holes. Velan grounds his research in established physical principles, and devotes the early chapters of this book to providing a thorough review of the fundamental concepts of cosmology. His precise, vivid exposition covers properties of electrons, neutrinos, quarks, protons, neutrons, and other particles; key principles of quantum mechanics; Einstein's theory of relativity; the strong, weak, electromagnetic, and gravitational forces; and the unification of the four forces. This guidebook to the ultimate quest for the origins of time and spacewill appeal to anyone with a basic understanding of science who is interested in physics and astronomy. The author uses clear and simple mathematical explanations to substantiate his scientific arguments, and provides many handsome color prints and figures to illustrate important concepts in the text.
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