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The theory of Cosmological Relativity by Dr. Moshe Carmeli.

  1. Oct 18, 2011 #1
    Hello everyone. I was hoping that the theory of Cosmological relativity developed by Moshe Carmeli could be discussed in this forum. The theory is described as an extension of einsteins relativity on a cosmological scale. It is said to complement regular relativity and to get correct predictions. I would like to know the opinion of some experts regarding this theory and whether it is correct.
    Here are some links discussing the theory in detail:

    Cosmological Relativity: A New Theory ofCosmology
    http://www.springerlink.com/content/u22301381p5378j4/

    Cosmological special relativity
    http://www.springerlink.com/content/t282061121541825/

    Aspects of Cosmological Relativity
    http://www.springerlink.com/content/gv34v25x327t4044/

    Value of the Cosmological Constant in the Cosmological Relativity Theory
    http://www.springerlink.com/content/u027705rx233106v/

    On the Anomalous Acceleration of Pioneer Spacecrafts
    http://www.springerlink.com/content/n023736u04q4204r/

    Five-dimensional cosmological theory of unified space, time and velocity
    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0920563203021182

    Any thoughts or comments?

    Thanks.
     
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  3. Jan 29, 2012 #2
    What a pity that this subject does not arise much interest. I like Carmeli's theory for a number of reasons, e.g. the fact that it does not need dark matter:

    http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0511756

    and that in its 5D version Gravitational waves are dumped so this is consistent with the fact they have never been observed by our antennas:

    http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/0603067

    Carmeli was also a very polite and humble person.
     
  4. Jan 29, 2012 #3

    Bill_K

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    Yes, at one time I knew Moshe and he was, as you say a very nice guy. Unfortunately his work is completely out in left field.

    By the way, although gravitational waves have not yet been detected directly, good evidence for them is provided by the slowing of the binary pulsar PSR B1913+16. This work won the 1993 Nobel Prize in Physics.
     
  5. Jan 30, 2012 #4
    Yes, the slowing of binary pulsar is a proof of the existence of gravitational radiation. But this is in accordance with Cosmological Relativity, Carmeli's theory has gravitational waves, so they subtract energy to the sistem, etc... but CR has them fastly dumping so they cannot be detected here. This is in accordance to what we actually don't measure. I remember a conference in 1996 where everybody believed they would have been detected in afew years, but this was not the case. Will space interferometers measure somethin? If hey don't then it will be time to think about reasons why GW don't propagate.
     
  6. Jan 30, 2012 #5
    Dr. Carmeli's book on spinors is very much to be recommended in my opinion.
     
  7. Jul 3, 2012 #6
    Such a shame. I think this theory at least deserves to be discussed.
     
  8. Jul 3, 2012 #7

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    Do people who propose wrong stuff ever take back their proposal? The so-called "anomalous" Pioneer acceleration has now been sufficiently explained. So do people like MOshe Carmeli who proposed some off-the-wall ideas take them back and say "Oops!"?

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  9. Jul 4, 2012 #8
    Sorry, I don't know why possible explainations of the anomalous pioneer data should disprove Carmeli's cosmological relativity, which as far as I know is based in an axiomatic way on the geometrization of Hubble's law. Would you please explain it to me?

    In any case Carmeli is dead, and certainly he cannot say "oops! I was wrong" if disproved. But having get to know him (even if only by email) I am quite sure he would simply do that if it was the case.
     
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