Astronomy

Glimpses Into the Structure of the Sun, Part I:The Nature of Stellar Matter

1. Introduction

Larson has discussed the development of the Reciprocal System of Physical Theory to a great extent in his two works, Nothing But Motion1 and The Universe of Motion,2 the latter work especially dealing with the astronomical applications. Stars are the basic building blocks of the large-scale universe. As such, the knowledge of their internal constitution and dynamics constitutes an important step in the understanding of the macroscopic universe. Larson developed the general structure and the details of evolution of the stars of various types.2 The detailed study of their internal structure has not yet been carried out in the context of the Reciprocal System. Therefore, such a study was taken up as an initial attempt to fill this gap and some of the results obtained are reported herein.

Cosmic Background Radiation: Origin and Temperature

1. The Cosmic Sector

One of the outstanding achievements of the Reciprocal System of theory is the discovery of the fact that the physical universe is not limited to our familiar world of three dimensions of space and one dimension of time, the material sector as Larson calls it. By virtue of the symmetry between the intrinsic natures of space and time, brought to light by Larson, he demonstrates the existence of a cosmic sector of the physical universe, wherein space-time relations are inverse of those germane to the material sector.

Remodeling the Big Bang

Unquestionably, the most significant development that has taken place in cosmology in recent years is the replacement of the original Big Bang theory by a totally different hypothesis. The drastic nature of the conceptual change that is involved is well illustrated by comparing the following two statements:

According to this [Big Bang] theory, the outward motion of the galaxies was caused by an exploding atome primitif which ejected them in all directions.
—H. Alfven, 1966
Many people (including some scientists) think of the precession of the galaxies as due to the explosion of a lump of matter into a pre-existing void, with the galaxies as fragments rushing through space. This is quite wrong the expanding universe is not the motion of the galaxies through space, away from some centre, but is the steady expansion of space.
—Paul Davies, 1981

While the new hypothesis still goes by the name of the Big Bang in most of the current literature, its conceptual basis is obviously very different from that of the original Big Bang. The objective of the change was to extricate cosmological theory from the multitude of difficulties that have been experienced in developing the original Big Bang theory in detail. To a large degree, the new hypothesis accomplishes this objective, but it does so at the expense of eliminating the explanatory content of the original theory.

Articles:

The Mythical Universe of Modern Astronomy

Transcript of Mr. Larson’s address to the Seventh Annual Convention of the International Society of Unified Science in Philadelphia, on August 13, 1982.

For the past two years, I have been spending all of the time that I could make available for the purpose of the preparation of additional volumes of the revised edition of my first book, The Structure of the Physical Universe. As I think most of you know, the first volume of that revised edition has already been published with a separate title of Nothing But Motion, and I am now working on the next two volumes, concentrating mainly on volume III, which will probably be completed and published ahead of volume II. That may seem like the wrong way of going about it, and perhaps it is, but there are good reasons for it, which I won’t go into now.

The Density Gradient in White Dwarf Stars

In connection with assembling the material for a new edition of the 1959 book in which I introduced the theory of a universe composed entirely of motion, I am reviewing the progress that has been made in the intervening 22 years, both in the development of the details of the theory itself and in the fields of observation and experiment, to make certain that the new work has the benefit of these advances. One item that came to my attention during this review is particularly important because it supplies a positive verification of the theoretical findings as to the structure and density of the white dwarf stars, a result that has far-reaching implications.

The Physical Nature of Space

London, June 1966

The Origins of Planetary Rotation

The Origins of Planetary Rotation

Part II of the Planetary Evolution Series

Bruce Peret

A Quasar in the Making?

Reciprocity XXVI, #1 (Spring, 1997), p. 21.

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