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dc.contributor.authorHawking, Stephenen
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-16T14:43:47Z
dc.date.available2015-09-16T14:43:47Z
dc.date.issued1966-03-15en
dc.identifier.otherPhD.5437en
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/251038
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dc.description.abstractSome implications and consequences of the expansion of the universe are examined. In Chapter 1 it is shown that this expansion creates grave difficulties for the Hoyle-Narlikar theory of gravitation. Chapter 2 deals with perturbations of an expanding homogeneous and isotropic universe. The conclusion is reached that galaxies cannot be formed as a result of the growth of perturbations that were initially small. The propogation and absorption of gravitational radiation is also investigated in this approximation. In Chapter 3 gravitational radiation in an expanding universe is examined by a method of asymptotic expansions. The 'peeling off' behaviour and the asymptotic group are derived. Chapter 4 deals with the occurrence of singularities in cosmological models. It is shown that a singularity is inevitable provided that certain very general conditions are satisfied.
dc.titleProperties of expanding universesen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.type.qualificationleveldoctoralen
dc.type.qualificationnamePhDen
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cambridgeen
dc.publisher.departmentFaculty of Mathematics. Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physicsen
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.11283


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