By Daniel W. Fry
The discussions provided during this booklet are provided within the desire that they might help
the layman, the start pupil, and maybe, even a number of the extra complicated
students of cosmology, within the success of an method of the technological know-how that's
based upon basic realizing instead of upon the advanced and sometimes complicated
lattice-work of summary arithmetic which has been erected approximately it.
While it really is actual that the language of arithmetic is a common language, it's,
nevertheless, a language which needs to be discovered prior to it may be used or understood.
There are many people on the earth this day who wish to collect a better
knowledge and figuring out of the character of the universe approximately them, yet who
have by no means had the chance to familiarize themselves with the language of
mathematics to some extent that may allow them to keep on with the trails in which
this wisdom is frequently presented.
It was once mostly for those individuals that this e-book used to be written. hence, easy
discussion, rationalization and analogy could be substituted for arithmetic, to the best attainable measure. we are going to danger, thereby, the scorn of the mathematician, yet may possibly achieve the gratitude and
the comprehension of the non-math student.
Much of the cloth awarded in those pages used to be taken from a chain of lectures
originally written for the nice Western college, and from the booklet, "Steps to the
Stars," which used to be first released a few years in the past, yet whose uncomplicated options are just
now starting to be approved via cosmologists.
Since the learn of cosmology embraces the microcosm in addition to the macrocosm,
we will start this article with a attention of the main minute and primary
particles of nature, insofar as they're recognized and understood this day. we'll
examine the forces which bind those debris jointly, yet which could additionally, below
certain conditions, hurl them violently apart.
Physicists may perhaps criticize the ebook as being over simplified, but as we proceed our
examination of its textual content we may well locate, to our shock, that the majority of the innumerable
laws or principles of physics, that have been discovered via such a lot of years of sufferer
observation, try out, and interpretation, may very well be anticipated by means of the reader, even
though he may perhaps by no means have heard of these legislation or ob-served them in operation.
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In the case of the quantity C, usually called the velocity of light, the differential is equal to 3 x 1010 centimeters per second, or if we convert this velocity to its equivalent energy we would have 9 x 10 20 ergs per gram of mass. 86 CHAPTER THIRTEEN RELATIVITY AND THE QUANTITY C Earlier in this text reference was made to the theory of 'Special Relativity' advanced in 1905 by Dr. Albert Einstein. This is perhaps the most talked about and least understood cosmological theory which has ever been presented to the world.
The new, star, which is simply a condensation of these particles, would also be assumed to consist principally of hydrogen. This fact, which we can predict from our simple study of the behavior of atomic particles, has been verified many times by spectrographic analysis of the newer stars in presently existing galaxies. Let us examine the interior of the star, to see if we can discover the source of its great energy supply. ) As we approach the star, we first pass through a region which, in the case of our sun, we call the corona.
That is, the operation of the gravitational field must cease between the space craft and the earth, so that it will not hinder the departure of the craft. While a number of highly imaginative stories have been written along this line of thought, no theory has ever been evolved, or test conducted which could give us any hope that such a condition can be achieved. Despairing of the first possibility, we pass on to the second. Gravity must be shielded. Some type of screening material must be interposed between the craft and the earth to cut off or absorb the gravitational field so that while it still exists, it will no longer act upon the craft.
Atoms, Galaxies, And Understanding: Cosmology In Its Simplest Form by Daniel W. Fry