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ERIC Number: EJ1024958
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Vacuum Energy and Inflation: 2. A Vacuum Energy Universe
Huggins, Elisha
Physics Teacher, v51 n7 p408-410 Oct 2013
In most of our undergraduate physics courses, we study what can happen in space, but space itself plays a passive role. In basic cosmology, the opposite is true. It is the behavior of space that plays the major role. In this, paper #2, we first discuss the nature of a simple expanding space, and then look at the consequence of applying Newton's law of gravity in this space. The calculations are particularly simple if most of the energy behaves like the vacuum energy discussed earlier in paper #1. 1 The calculation is easy but the results are spectacular. [For paper #1, see EJ1024183.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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