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  1. the point is that even if k=0 precisely the universe can still expand due to the kinetic energy terms from radiation and the cosmological constant term. A good way to understand that is to examine the single component toy model universes such as radiation or Lambda only universes alternatively the DeSitter and anti-Desitter universes. It is a good way to examine individual each comp0sition of our universe.
  2. total energy stays constant in the FLRW metric as per an adiabatic (closed system) perfect fluid however the energy density decreases due to expansion and correlates to the cosmological redshift. The common value for number of photons is 10^{90}. That value is calculated via the Bose Einstein statistics for bosons and gives the number density of photons by setting the effective degrees of freedom at 2 for the two polarity states of the photon. For bosons chemical reactions also set to zero. Bose Einstein Statistics (bosons) \[n_i = \frac {g_i} {e^{(\varepsilon_i-\mu)/kT} - 1}\] Fermi-Dirac statistics (fermions) \[ n_i = \frac{g_i}{e^{(\epsilon_i-\mu) / k T} + 1}\] Maxwell Boltzmann (mixed ) \[\frac{N_i}{N} = \frac {g_i} {e^{(\epsilon_i-\mu)/kT}} = \frac{g_i e^{-\epsilon_i/kT}}{Z}\]
  3. That's not quite correct, yes a critically dense universe is homogeneous and isotropic with k=0 precisely. However you can still have expansion if the kinetic energy term exceeds the potential energy term. Our universe is extremely close to flat but not only that it is still considered homogeneous and isotropic. This might surprise you but at inflation the universe was incredibly flat and well as uniform in mass distribution to the order of \[10^{15}\]. One thing to note the critical density applies the mass term with no pressure term by applying matter. The kinetic energy term isn't part of that formula. Neither is the equipment solution in the EFE for a static solution. It is the kinetic energy term that allows for expansion or contraction in a homogeneous and isotropic universe. Such as our universe. A side note tidbit the static solution is what Einstein called his biggest mistake as he attempted to add a different cosmological term to preserve the static solution. He knew the EFE also showed expansion or contraction even with a uniform mass distribution and that a static universe was inherently unstable.
  4. You need to be careful on causal connections. Anything we can see or measure we are causally connected to in essence we are causally connected with our observable universe. I different observer at say 1000 light years away, will have a different observable universe, however would share causal connections where that faraway observers, Observable universe overlaps with ours. Causal connections don't define "now" as we receive signals from the past events. The future can also be causally connected to us from the perspective of a future observer.
  5. Well let's replace gas with plasma. The same plasma used in star formation. Now that plasma is ionized so your dealing with a combination of rotation (conservation of angular momentum). Gravity and the EM field interactions. The EM field isn't involved for DM which is one of the distinctive differences in galaxy formation. When I get home I will find a decent article on how density wave theorem progresses but in essence the flattening into the plane is already underway with the above prior to the majority of star formation. Our galaxy for example has different star ages and also different metalicity percentages. This detail is covered in the density wave theorem.
  6. Hint think of what a Galaxy comprises of prior to BH and stars.
  7. yes this is precisely the direction I wanted you to take, these equations are ideally suited. Good find key note on equation 5.5.4 in regards to specific acoustic impedance involving a linear, lossless wave equation.
  8. I would highly recommend you look into independence in particular for planar and spherical waves. You should also be able to match up to the relevant logarithmic functions as they apply to acoustics. If your not it indicative of an error or some missed factor. Once you get into more than one wave you will definitely need to factor in your wave equations primarily in amplitude and phase angles. In essence constructive and destructive interference factors.
  9. let me guess your adding two waves of opposite phase and seeing c_o disappear ? still going through your math but I'm glad to see you got the displacement phase lag that showed in the reference I posted though the graph in the article isn't very clear. here is a decent article to use for comparision https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-03188302/document
  10. That just leads to a whole range of misconceptions. It's better and more accurate to simply point out that anything moving at c isn't an inertial frame of reference. Hence follows a null geodesic.
  11. Lmao now there's an expression to deflate one's ego lmao
  12. I like your example it also does an excellent job of showing degrees of freedom with the rotations etc. +1
  13. A dimension is a mathematical term for a degree of freedom or some indepenendent variable. The spatial dimensions x,y,z can each vary without the other variables varying. Time we give dimension of length by the interval (ct) the distance light travels in one second.
  14. In essence yes though the methods vary. I can't recall the theorem name but any infinite set has a finite portion. All gauge groups are finite
  15. No its actually very easy think of a graph. Now set the max value at 1 (max value for a normalized unit. Now take the bell curve as it trends to 0 and 1 on that graph. Lets use the infrared end, divide 1 by a 1/2 with each result being further divided by 1/2 until you reach 0. You will never reach 0 that is an example of diverging to infinity. You have an infinite number of 1/2 divisions. So you apply some cutoff. (reqularization
  16. In math language normalized units such as c=h=k=g=1. If you have a field such as the EM field you have the normalization via the quanta given Planck units. That's included in the previous expression. Divergence means diverges to infinity where you typically have two points on a graph that this applies. \[0\leftarrow x \rightarrow\infty\] QFT has a regulator to provide an effective cutoff before those two points apply. The infrared regulator and the ultraviolet regulator. these will vary depending on the theory. The more common is dimensional regularization.
  17. That would still be accurate as a quantum theory would have to be divergence free. In essence normalized. QFT for example has the infrared and ultraviolet cutoffs for the \[SU(3)\otimes SU(2)\otimes U(1)\] gauges of the SM model.
  18. you would still have the same classical effects as per Newtons gravitational laws as well as per the EM field with the photon. Range of force isn't quite the same as strength of force in that regard. Its better thought of as "At what range from the source can the force potentially be given sufficient energy" with the weak field its range is limited regardless of the energy density of the source.
  19. well a graviton could be a stable spin 2 massless particle in that case the range of the force would be infinite as per classical gravity. Assuming that caveat which is also the common hypothesis for the graviton then the answer is yes it can have the same range. As we can only conjecture on what the likely-hood of the graviton properties are that's about as accurate an answer as can be given
  20. yes that would make sense in near field and far field examinations I've come across though acoustics isn't something I often look into. The article I posted hints at that as well if I recall. No problem on trying to supply some direction etc its always nice to see a speculation posting that includes the related mathematics
  21. Well I can understand that, if that's the goal then I would recommend including a planar wave examination and a comparison between the two. here is an example which should help. Though primarily it simply explains that there is a difference between the two but the article is lacking in what those differences entail in acoustics. https://ccrma.stanford.edu/~jay/subpages/Lectures/Lecture1-Acoustics.pdf I didn't spot any mistakes in the first article of equations you applied however still looking it over as I have time
  22. I would like a little clarity on the goal in terms of acoustics. I fully agree that there is distinctions in the behavior of plane waves and spherical waves in terms of the specific acoustic impedence. This is known, the specific acoustic impedence is the relations the calculator that Swansont linked above applies. For plane waves the Z as it's commonly denoted stays relatively constant. However in the spherical wave you will have a 1/r relation. This affects the sound intensity. Is our goal specifically reverberation time as per Sabines equation ?
  23. The initial roll depends on the model which has some variations but roughly 10^{-32} seconds after the big bang. Don't think of it as a particle rolling downhill that would be incorrect. Instead think of it as the potential energy density of the early universe decreases. Today we may or may not be in a metastable state but at lower potential. or we could be close to the minimum. There are competing models on this.
  24. range of force is the particle momentum and mean lifetime of the mediator. So a graviton would need to be stable as per what Migl stated above. The HUP does also apply in the decay rates of particles
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