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Discretization in Galactic Structure and Cosmology.

Published 1964

by T. Y. Thomas

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Groundwork of a relativistic theory to explain discretization effects in the structure of galaxies. The basic assumption, referred to as the principle of similarity, expresses in invariant differential form the geometric concept of similarity transformation and leads to metrics that appear somewhat more general than those common in cosmological theory. This principle also leads to the introduction of a wave function that can be interpreted as directly representative of deviations from a static metric occurring within galaxian world tubes or on their boundaries as the result of the action of extraneous influences. That certain discretization effects are required for the existence of solutions of the wave equation satisfied by the function under steady-state conditions is discussed briefly for the special case of spherical galaxies. 60 pp. (See also RM-3941.)

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