A Look at the Abandoned Contributions to Cosmology of Dirac, Sciama and Dicke

@article{Unzicker2009ALA,
  title={A Look at the Abandoned Contributions to Cosmology of Dirac, Sciama and Dicke},
  author={Alexander Unzicker},
  journal={Annalen der Physik},
  year={2009},
  volume={18},
  pages={57-70}
}
  • A. Unzicker
  • Published 27 August 2007
  • Physics
  • Annalen der Physik
The separate contributions to cosmology of the above researchers are revisited and a cosmology encompassing their basic ideas is proposed. We study Dirac's article (1938) on the large number hypothesis, Sciama's proposal (1953) of realizing Mach's principle, and Dicke's considerations (1957) on a flat-space representation of general relativity with a variable speed of light (VSL). Dicke's tentative theory can be formulated in a way which is compatible with Sciama's hypothesis on the… 

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