A Fractal Universe with Discrete Spatial Scales: In Memory of Toivo Jaakkola

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Scientific Paper
Title A Fractal Universe with Discrete Spatial Scales: In Memory of Toivo Jaakkola
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Author(s) David F Roscoe
Keywords cosmology, gravitational equilibrium
Published 1996
Journal Apeiron
Volume 3
Number 3-4
No. of pages 8
Pages 99-107

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Abstract

The work of this paper is based on work which has been described in a preliminary form elsewhere (Roscoe 1995), and it applies the formalism developed there to the problem of deriving the cosmology for a universe which is in a state of gravitational equilibrium. It predicts that, in such a universe, material is distributed in a fractal fashion with fractal dimension whilst redshifts necessarily occur in integer multiples of a basic unit and, given a certain model for light propagation, the measured magnitudes of peculiar velocities will increase in direct proportion to cosmological redshift. The first of these predictions is strongly supported by the results of the most modern pencil-beam and wide-angle surveys, whilst the second conforms with the results of very recent rigorous analyses of accurately measured redshifts of nearby spiral galaxies and the third is in qualitative agreement with the very limited data available. The observational support for these predictions is described in detail in the text.