Dark Matters: Unifying Matter, Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Universal Grid

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One of the most important unsolved problems of current physics, astronomy, and cosmology is the nature of dark matter and dark energy. These two invisible components of the universe seem to control the behavior of galaxies, clusters of galaxies, and the accelerating expansion of the universe, but we do not know what they are. Dark Matters offers a unified explanation for dark matter and dark energy, and, in doing so, formulates a new theory of ...

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Overview

One of the most important unsolved problems of current physics, astronomy, and cosmology is the nature of dark matter and dark energy. These two invisible components of the universe seem to control the behavior of galaxies, clusters of galaxies, and the accelerating expansion of the universe, but we do not know what they are. Dark Matters offers a unified explanation for dark matter and dark energy, and, in doing so, formulates a new theory of ordinary matter.

Central to this new theory is the concept of electric lines of force, encased in something called insulating space, which means we are generally not aware of them, just as we are not aware of the currents passing through insulated cables.

The essential feature of Dark Matters that sets it apart from similar titles is that it sees the whole universe as a tapestry. The background "material" of this tapestry is the space-time framework of Einstein's theories of relativity. The threads of the tapestry are magnetic and electric lines of force. The magnetic lines of force originate from planets and stars; many exist as independent threads that weave their way in the vast spaces that separate the stars of galaxies.

Sure to be discussed and debated in international scientific professional societies, Dark Matters is a fascinating, essential, and accessible book for anyone interested in exploring the frontiers of physics and cosmology.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781601630063
  • Publisher: Career Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/15/2008
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,364,345
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Percy Seymour, author of eight acclaimed books on astronomy and cosmology, received his bachelor's degree in 1964, master's in 1965, and Doctor of Philosophy in 1967, all from Manchester University. His special area of study was magnetic fields in the Milky Way galaxy. From 1972 to 1977, he was senior planetarium lecturer at the Royal Observatory at Greenwich, home of Prime Meridian of the World. From 1977 to 2003, he was principal lecturer in astronomy at the University of Plymouth.

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Table of Contents


Introduction: The Dark Side of the Cosmos     13
Comments on Dark Matter and Dark Energy
The Building Blocks of the Universe
The Cement and Mortar of the Universe
The Genesis of a New Theory of Matter
Magnetic Threads of the Cosmic Tapestry
Michael Faraday and His Lines of Reasoning     29
Faraday's Life in Brief
Faraday: The Natural Philosopher
Using Faraday's Lines of Force to Explain Laboratory Physics
Electromagnetic Radiation
Light Waves From Atoms
The Doppler Effect
Measuring Celestial Magnetic Fields
Magnetic Mapping of the Universe-Planets and Stars     51
Kepler's Speculations on Magnetism in the Solar System
The First 20th-Century Evidence for Extraterrestrial Magnetic Fields
Mapping the Magnetic Fields of the Planets With Satellites and Space Probes
The Magnetism of the Stars
Aspects of Stellar Evolution
Detecting Magnetic Fields of Stars
Magnetic White Dwarf Stars
Magnetic Fields in Sun-Like Stars
Pulsars
Magnetic Fields in Double-Star Systems
Magnetic Fields in X-Ray Sources
The Origins of Planetary and Stellar Magnetic Fields
Magnetic Mapping of the Universe-Galaxies     77
Our Milky Way Galaxy
Other Galaxies
The Sun and Its Magnetism     105
The Basic Observational Details
Understanding the Solar Cycle
The Electrified Tunnels of the Cosmic Tapestry
Introduction to Part II: Formulating a New Theory of Matter, Space, and Time     133
Astronomy Before 1900
The Rise of Modern Physics
Magnetic Fields inAstronomy
Further Developments in Modern Physics
Bell's Theorem
The Plasma Space Theory of Matter
An Urban Analogy
Evidence for the Unseen     141
Aristotle's Universe
From Kepler to Newton
The Discoveries of Uranus and Neptune
Anomalies in the Orbit of Mercury
Einstein's General Theory of Relativity
Evidence for Dark Matter
The Candidates for Dark Matter
Evidence for Accelerating Expansion and Dark Energy
Negative Pressure
Possible Candidates for Dark Energy
Relativity and Quantum Theory     161
The Need for a Theory of Relativity
The Special Theory of Relativity
Mass, Energy, and the Speed of Light
Relativity and the Michelson-Morley Experiment
World Lines in Space and Time
The General Theory of Relativity
World Lines in General Relativity
The Origins of Quantum Theory
Einstein and Quantum Theory
Quantum Theory and the BohrAtom
De Broglie Waves and the Bohr Atom
Schrodinger and the Structure of the Atom
Further Developments in Quantum Mechanics
Hidden Variables in Quantum Theory
Theories on the Nature of Matter     177
The Quark Theory of Matter
String Theory
The Plasma Space Theory of Matter
Plasma Space Theory and the Evolution of the Universe
The Laws of Normal Space and Plasma Space
The Polynesian Navigators of the Quantum World
Plasma Space and the Elementary Particles
Nuclei of the Heavier Chemical Elements
Bell's Theorem and Quantum Mechanics
Two-Particle Interactions
The Wave-Like Nature of Electrons
Dark Matter and Dark Energy
The Five Great Problems
Modeling Reality      197
Different Types of Models
On the Philosophy of Modeling
The Milky Way Galaxy Model of Reality
The Urban Model of Reality
Bibliography     207
Index     211
About the Author     221
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