By Neb Duric
Astronomy describes the mechanics of the universe within the extra simple language of physics, another way often called "astrophysics". wisdom of black holes, quasars and extrasolar planets calls for realizing of the physics underlying astrophysics. This publication clarifies the elemental rules of the sector in addition to the real astronomical phenomena it describes. Readers will achieve a better appreciation of the relationship among physics and astronomy.
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A slice of the Universe is shown. Each dot represents a galaxy whose RA coordinate and redshift have been measured. The resulting plot is a plane that shows the distribution of galaxies in depth. It is seen that galaxies are mainly found in large filamentary structures, which can be thought of as walls separating large empty regions known as voids. jpg. Hubble Deep Field HST WFPC2 ST Scl OPO January 15, 1996 R. Wllliams and the HDF Team (ST Scl) and NASA Fig. 9 Deep HST field of an “empty” region.
Einstein had placed the term there when the Universe was believed to be static. A re-examination of those equations leads to the following equation of motion for the Universe 3 R¨ c = − 3 + Λ. R 2R The behavior of this function is interesting. For small values of R (early Universe) the solution is similar to that which we derived for the Newtonian case. For large R, the first term on the right-hand side becomes insignificant, leading to 3 R¨ =Λ R which has the solution, for large R √ R∝e 3Λt/3 .
58) 0 Eliminating S(k) from (57) and (58) yields ∞ Φ(R) = −2G 0 ∞ dk e−k|z| J0 (k R) Σ(R )J0 (k R )R dR . 0 This is the solution we have been seeking. By stipulating the surface density we obtain the potential. With the potential expressed in terms of the mass density it is now possible to determine the circular speed an object would have at any point on the disk (z = 0). Setting z = 0 we have v2 = F = |∇Φ| R ∞ ∂Φ = −R S(k)J1 (k R) k dk. ⇒ v 2 (R) = R |∇Φ| = R ∂ R z=0 0 (59) Equation (59) allows us to determine the rotation curve of a galaxy.
Advanced Astrophysics by Neb Duric