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Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 87, Issue 1–2, pp 425–433 | Cite as

Steady-state versus viscous cosmology

  • M. Heller
  • M. Ostrowski
  • A. Wosczyna
Article

Abstract

Hoyle's steady-state cosmology and relativistic Robertson-Walker world models with a constant bulk viscosity are briefly reviewed and compared. It is shown that, although they are identifical from a purely formal point of view, the interpretation of Hoyle's model in terms of viscous dissipation would be physically unrealistic.

Keywords

Viscosity Viscous Dissipation Bulk Viscosity Formal Point World Model 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Co. 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Heller
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. Ostrowski
    • 3
  • A. Wosczyna
    • 3
  1. 1.Vatican ObservatoryCastel GandolfoItaly
  2. 2.Pontifical FacultyCracowPoland
  3. 3.Astronomical Observatory of the Jagellonian UniversityCracowPoland

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