© 1997

Modern Mathematical Models of Time and their Applications to Physics and Cosmology

Proceedings of the International Conference held in Tucson, Arizona, 11–13 April, 1996

  • W. G. Tifft
  • W. J. Cocke
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. The Redshift Critical Properties of the Universe Statistical Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. The Redshift

    3. Critical Properties of the Universe

      1. Li-Zhi Fang, Yi-Peng Jing
        Pages 73-80
      2. S. A. Gregory
        Pages 81-88
      3. Anthony L. Peratt
        Pages 89-103
    4. Statistical Methods

      1. W. M. Napier, B. N. G. Guthrie
        Pages 111-126
      2. W. I. Newman, Y. Terzian
        Pages 127-141
      3. W. J. Cocke, C. L. Devito, A. Pitucco
        Pages 143-157
      4. P. A. Sturrock
        Pages 159-166
  3. The Approaches to Cosmology Gravitation and Time in General Relativity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. New Approaches to Cosmology

      1. G. Burbidge
        Pages 169-176
      2. Jayant V. Narlikar
        Pages 177-186
    3. Gravitation and Time in General Relativity

About these proceedings


The nature of time has long puzzled physicists and philosophers. Time potentially has very fundamental yet unknown properties. In 1993 a new model of multi-dimensional time was found to relate closely to properties of the cosmological redshift. An international conference was subsequently convened in April 1996 to examine past, current and new concepts of time as they relate to physics and cosmology. These proceedings incorporate 34 reviews and contributed papers from the conference. The major reviews include observational properties of the redshift, alternative cosmologies, critical problems in cosmology, alternative viewpoints and problems in gravitation theory and particle physics, and new approaches to mathematical models of time. Professionals and students with an interest in cosmology and the structure of the universe will find that this book raises critical problems and explores challenging alternatives to classical viewpoints.


Cosmology Gravity Potential Relativity Universe general relativity

Editors and affiliations

  • W. G. Tifft
    • 1
  • W. J. Cocke
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AstronomyUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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