By Daniel W. Fry
The discussions provided during this booklet are provided within the wish that they might support
the layman, the start pupil, and maybe, even the various extra complicated
students of cosmology, within the fulfillment of an method of the technology that is
based upon easy realizing instead of upon the complicated and infrequently complicated
lattice-work of summary arithmetic which has been erected approximately it.
While it's real that the language of arithmetic is a common language, it really is,
nevertheless, a language which has to be discovered prior to it may be used or understood.
There are many people on the earth this day who want to gather a better
knowledge and figuring out of the character of the universe approximately them, yet who
have by no means had the chance to familiarize themselves with the language of
mathematics to a point that may enable them to keep on with the trails by which
this wisdom is mostly presented.
It used to be mostly for those folks that this booklet was once written. for that reason, basic
discussion, rationalization and analogy can be substituted for arithmetic, to the best attainable measure. we'll chance, thereby, the scorn of the mathematician, yet may perhaps achieve the gratitude and
the comprehension of the non-math student.
Much of the cloth awarded in those pages was once taken from a chain of lectures
originally written for the nice Western collage, and from the ebook, "Steps to the
Stars," which used to be first released a few years in the past, yet whose easy suggestions are just
now starting to be permitted through cosmologists.
Since the examine of cosmology embraces the microcosm in addition to the macrocosm,
we will start this article with a attention of the main minute and primary
particles of nature, insofar as they're recognized and understood at the present time. we are going to
examine the forces which bind those debris jointly, yet that can additionally, lower than
certain situations, hurl them violently apart.
Physicists may possibly criticize the e-book as being over simplified, but as we proceed our
examination of its textual content we may perhaps locate, to our shock, that almost all of the innumerable
laws or ideas of physics, which were discovered via such a lot of years of sufferer
observation, try out, and interpretation, may very well be estimated by way of the reader, even
though he might by no means have heard of these legislation or ob-served them in operation.
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When the bare nuclei impact other bare nuclei at this energy level we see that fusion of the two may, and frequently does take place. 104 The fusion of two nuclei results in the formation of a single nucleus which has a mass slightly smaller than that of the two parts from which it was created. The mass which is lost, appears as a tremendous burst of radiant energy, most of which subsequently is converted to heat. We note that this fusion or joining together of nuclear particles may occur in a number of ways, but in every case where the resultant nucleus has a mass smaller than the mass of the atom of silver, large quantities of heat will be released as a result of the combination.
The fact that we may have returned long before this, that we may be seated at his side, and may perhaps, be assisting him in his work, does not in any way affect the validity of his observations or the mathematics of relativity which he applies thereto. " If we do this, we will not fall into the common error of confusing relativity with a concept of absolute determinism. 92 CHAPTER FOURTEEN NEW GALAXIES At this point in our progress of understanding, we shall embark upon a most ambitious journey.
The electron is nor in the least affected by the gravitational field of the earth, so long as it is at rest with respect to that field (if the electron is moving through the field, however, the direction of the motion will be affected). The electron has mass only because it has an electric charge. As we know, when an electric charge is accelerated in space, a magnetic field is produced, and energy is required to produce this field. The energy 'spent in producing this field, is said to be the 'mass' of the electron, since it is the entire cause of its resistance to acceleration.