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The Expanding Earth - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080158273, 9781483155876

The Expanding Earth

1st Edition

Some Consequences of Dirac's Gravitation Hypothesis

Author: Pascual Jordan
Editor: D. Ter Haar
eBook ISBN: 9781483155876
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1971
Page Count: 218
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International Series of Monographs in Natural Philosophy, Volume 37: The Expanding Earth: Some Consequences of Dirac’s Gravitation Hypothesis focuses on the applications of Dirac’s gravitation hypothesis. The book first discusses objections to Dirac’s hypothesis and expansion cracks, including geological chronology, astrophysical objections, rift valleys, rills of the moon, deep-sea trenches, and oceanic rifts. The text then looks at the origin of the oceans, as well as growth and shrink of continents, expansion and formation of oceans, growth of land areas, and paleomagnetism. The manuscript examines the physics of the earth-moon system. Topics include rheology and seismic exploration of the earth's interior; quantitative data about the earth's expansion; and Dirac’s hypothesis and the many-body problem. The book also offers information on volcanoes, lunar craters, folded mountains, and ice ages. Topics include Binge’s explanation of volcanism, folded mountains, and submarine tablemounts and currents. The text is a dependable source of data for readers interested in Dirac’s gravitation hypothesis.

Table of Contents



Preface to the English Edition

Chapter 1. Dirac’s Hypothesis

§ 1. Is The Constant of Gravitation Really Constant?

§ 2. First Objection

§ 4. Third Objection

§ 5 . Fourth Objection

§ 6. Astrophysical Objections

§ 7. The Science of the Moon

§ 8. Geological Chronology

Chapter 2. Expansion Cracks

§ 1. Rift Valleys

§ 2. The Oceanic Rifts

§ 3. Deep-Sea Trenches

§ 4. Relationship Between the Systems of Rifts and Trenches

§ 5. The Rills of the Moon

Chapter 3. The Origin of the Oceans

§ 1. Hypsography

§ 2. Continental Crustal Blocks

§ 3. Subsidence?

§ 4. Growth of The Continents?

§ 5. Shrinking of The Continents?

§ 6. Previous Attempts At A Solution

§.7 Continental Drift?

§ 8. Expansion and Formation of Oceans

§ 9. The Growth of Land Areas

§ 10. The Earth As It Was Originally

§ 11. Palaeomagnetism

§ 12. When Did The Separation of Africa and South America Begin?

Chapter 4. The Physics of The Earth-Moon System

§ 1. The Seismic Exploration of the Earth's Interior

§ 2. Quantitative Data About The Earth's Expansion

§ 3. Convection in The Earth's Mantle?

§ 4. The Rheology of The Earth's Interior

§ 5. Lunar Motion and Tidal Friction

§ 6. The Dirac Hypothesis and the Many-Body Problem

Chapter 5. Volcanoes, Lunar Craters, and Folded Mountains

§ 1. Binge's Explanation of Volcanism

§ 2. Lunar Craters and Maria

§ 3. Folded Mountains

Chapter 6. The Ice Ages

§ 1. Dirac's Hypothesis and the Solar Constant

§ 2. Climatic Conditions in The Carboniferous Era

§ 3. Submarine Tablemounts and Currents

§ 4. The Diluvium

Appendix : Double Stars and the Formation of The Planets


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Pascual Jordan

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D. Ter Haar

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