Accession Number:

AD0602328

Title:

DISCRETIZATION IN GALACTIC STRUCTURE AND COSMOLOGY,

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RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

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Report Date:

1964-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

57.0

Abstract:

The memorandum contains the groundwork of a relativistic theory for the explanation of the discretization effects in the structure of galaxies. The basic assumption, which is referred to as the principle of similarity, expresses in invariant differential form the well-known geometrical concept of the similarity transformation and leads to metrics which appear to be somewhat more general than those in common use in cosmological theory. This principle also leads to the introduction of a wave function which can be interpreted as directly representative of the deviations from a statical metric that occur within the galaxian world tubes or on their boundaries as the result of the action of extraneous influences. It is found that certain discretization effects are required for the existence of solutions of the wave equation satisfied by the wave function under steady-state conditions this is discussed briefly for the special case of spherical galaxies. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE