By Neb Duric
Astronomy describes the mechanics of the universe within the extra easy language of physics, another way referred to as "astrophysics". wisdom of black holes, quasars and extrasolar planets calls for realizing of the physics underlying astrophysics. This e-book clarifies the basic rules of the sector in addition to the real astronomical phenomena it describes. Readers will achieve a better appreciation of the relationship among physics and astronomy.
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The physical meaning of Λ is not fully known but current theories suggest that vacuum energy is the source of the “repulsive force”. The geometry of the Universe is now determined by Ω = ΩΛ + Ω M where Ω M replaces the Ω determined earlier for a purely Newtonian Universe. Current estimates of the values of ΩΛ and Ω M are based on plots such as the one shown in Fig. 4. 00 Fig. 4 The observations that led to a nonzero Λ. The top plot shows the distance moduli (relating to actual distance) plotted as a function of redshift, z.
5. 2 Large-scale cosmic structure 45 3 No Big Bang 95% 42 Supernovas 90% 2 68% 1 WL SNAP SAT Target Statistical Uncertainty ve r expands fore al l y re collapses eventu 0 0 1 d se clo flat n e op −1 Flat Λ=0 Universe WM 2 3 Fig. 5 The values of Ω Λ and Ω M . These results from the Supernova Cosmology Project show the best fit contours in the Ω Λ –Ω M plane. The uncertainty is displayed in terms of confidence levels. Although the uncertainties are large they are consistent with a nonzero Ω Λ . Future projects such as SNAP should greatly reduce the uncertainties shown hypothetically in the plot.