6.   TOWARDS A UNIFIED COSMOLOGY*

by     Reginald O. Kapp

First published in The United States
by Basic Books Inc., 1960

CONTENTS


 

Preface

Preface

 

Summary

Summary

PART ONE
THE UNIFICATION OF PHYSICAL SCIENCE

1

The Concept of Unification in Physics

Chap 1

2

The Principle of Minimum Assumption

Chap 2


PART TWO
THE PAST AND FUTURE DURATION OF MATTER

3

Hypotheses about the Origin of Matter

Chap 3

4

Hypotheses about the Disappearance of Matter

Chap 4

5

Causation and the Judgement of Common Sense

Chap 5

6

The Conservation Laws

Chap 6

7

Disappearance Without Trace

Chap 7


PART THREE
THE ORIGIN AND EVOLUTION OF GALAXIES

8

Introduction to Part III

Chap 8

9

Interstellar Gas

Chap 9

10

The Astronomical Landscape

Chap 10

11

The Pressure of Radiation

Chap 11

12

How Might a Galaxy Begin?

Chap 12

13

Growth of an Extragalactic Cloud

Chap 13

14

The Average and the Equilibrium Density of the Universe

Chap 14

15

Quantitative Treatment of Growth of an Extragalactic Cloud

Chap 9

16

Observation, Inference and Speculation

Chap 16

17

The Forces that Operate in Extragalactic Space

Chap 17

18

The Early Shape and Stucture of an Extragalactic Cloud

Chap 18

19

Cloud into Nebula

Chap 19

20

Evidence from the Radio Telescope?

Chap 20


PART FOUR
GRAVITATION

21

Inert, Gravitational and Attracting Mass

Chap 21

22

Unsolved Problems of Gravitation

Chap 22

23

Misplaced Efforts at Understanding

Chap 23

24

Space

Chap 24

25

A New Theory of Gravitation

Chap 25

26

Answers to Questions About Gravitation

Chap 26

27

The Formation of Stars

Chap 27

28

Why do Stars and Galaxies Rotate?

Chap 28


PART FIVE
APPENDICES

A

What Further Steps Towards Unification?

A

B

Can a Galaxy Acquire an Infinite Mass?

B

C

The Half-Life of Matter

C

D

Origin of the Planetary System

D

E

The Shrinking Earth

E

F

The Inverse Square Law

F

G

What is an Elementary Component

G

H

Space and Mass

H


 


Towards a Solution


Epilogue

 

 


Index

* Towards a Unified Cosmology was published in German under the title Die Grundlagen der Physic in Neuer Sicht by Daphnis Verlag, Zurich, 451pp, and is still available from them, George Fischlin, Kappeli Str 15, CH 8002, Zurich, tel: 41 01 202 52 71 fax: 210 42 31

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