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The Steady Universe with Charge Excess

Naturevolume 191pages262263 (1961) | Download Citation

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RECENTLY, Lyttleton and Bondi1 put forward the suggestion that the expansion of the Universe is caused by the absolute values of the charges of the proton and the electron not being equal, thereby giving a net charge to the hydrogen atom, and causing mutual repulsion in the universe, which to a first approximation may be considered as composed of a uniform distribution of hydrogen atoms. The analysis of Lyttleton and Bondi may be simplified by the use of the creation potential N suggested by Watson2, and this simplification is the main purpose of this communication.

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  1. 1

    Lyttleton, R. A., and Bondi, H., Proc. Roy. Soc., A, 252, 313 (1959).

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    Watson, W. H., Proc. Second Symp. App. Math. Amer. Math. Soc., 49 (1950).

  3. 3

    Klein, O., Proc. 1958 Solvay Conf., 36 (1958).

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  1. Applied Mathematics Department, University College of North Wales, Bangor

    • LL. G. CHAMBERS

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