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Metric Based on Cosmological Principle: Uniqueness and Implicit Assumptions

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Referee this paper: vixra:1511.0047 by Sudesh Kumar

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The paper proposes a "further generalisation" to the FLRW metric by adding a scale factor to the co-ordinate time, and suggests that this has to do with changing atomic radii.

requested Nov 10, 2015 by dimension10 (1950 points)
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paper authored Nov 5, 2015 to flrw by amateurRebel
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    recategorized Nov 10, 2015 by dimension10

    Minor comment: the paper conflates "the size of atoms" with a fundamental length scale of sorts. (I've deleted my earlier review, by the way - you're right, I didn't read the paper carefully enough and thought that R was a constant scale factor. Of course, this gives rise to a whole new issue with the metric.)

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    The metric proposed in the paper obviously doesn't exhibit time-symmetry, since the terms in the metric are dependent on the co-ordinate time, e.g. the time-dilation factor is equal to \(1/R(t)\) if we ignore the \(d\Sigma\) term. I don't think this is a very elegant result, but nevertheless, I'm curious to know about the energy-momentum distribution that would give rise to this metric.

    (I initially wrote this as a comment, but converted it into a review once I figured that the paper does present the metric as something of physical value.)

    reviewed Nov 14, 2015 by dimension10 (1,950 points) [ revision history ]
    edited Nov 15, 2015 by dimension10

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