By Daniel W. Fry
The discussions provided during this booklet are provided within the wish that they could help
the layman, the start scholar, and maybe, even a number of the extra complex
students of cosmology, within the fulfillment of an method of the technology that is
based upon basic realizing instead of upon the advanced and sometimes complicated
lattice-work of summary arithmetic which has been erected approximately it.
While it's real that the language of arithmetic is a common language, it truly is,
nevertheless, a language which needs to be discovered earlier than it may be used or understood.
There are many individuals on the planet this day who wish to gather a better
knowledge and figuring out of the character of the universe approximately them, yet who
have by no means had the chance to familiarize themselves with the language of
mathematics to a point that will enable them to stick to the trails during which
this wisdom is normally presented.
It used to be largely for those individuals that this ebook used to be written. hence, easy
discussion, rationalization and analogy could be substituted for arithmetic, to the best attainable measure. we are going to danger, thereby, the scorn of the mathematician, yet may possibly achieve the gratitude and
the comprehension of the non-math student.
Much of the fabric provided in those pages was once taken from a chain of lectures
originally written for the good Western college, and from the booklet, "Steps to the
Stars," which used to be first released a few years in the past, yet whose uncomplicated recommendations are just
now starting to be permitted by means of cosmologists.
Since the research of cosmology embraces the microcosm in addition to the macrocosm,
we will start this article with a attention of the main minute and basic
particles of nature, insofar as they're identified and understood this day. we are going to
examine the forces which bind those debris jointly, yet which can additionally, lower than
certain situations, hurl them violently apart.
Physicists might criticize the e-book as being over simplified, but as we proceed our
examination of its textual content we could locate, to our shock, that the majority of the innumerable
laws or ideas of physics, that have been realized via such a lot of years of sufferer
observation, try out, and interpretation, may very well be envisioned via the reader, even
though he could by no means have heard of these legislation or ob-served them in operation.
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The mass which is lost, appears as a tremendous burst of radiant energy, most of which subsequently is converted to heat. We note that this fusion or joining together of nuclear particles may occur in a number of ways, but in every case where the resultant nucleus has a mass smaller than the mass of the atom of silver, large quantities of heat will be released as a result of the combination. We also observe that when the mass of the resultant nucleus is greater than the mass of an atom of silver, a large quantity of energy is absorbed rather than radiated, but this event occurs so infrequently that only an insignificant amount of energy is thus subtracted from the total.
It is time to re-examine our position to see if there is not something we have overlooked. " We have tried for centuries to 'lick' the force of gravity. We have tried to destroy it, and failed. We have searched for some method of shielding ourselves from its effect. We have not discovered it. We have attempted to overcome it by opposing it with superior force, and found it a wasteful and cumbersome process. Isn't it about time we gave up the idea of fighting the force of gravity, and began to consider the possibilities of making use of it?