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A Modified Model of the Universe Shows How Acceleration Changes Galaxy Dynamics

1Åbo Akademi University, Finland

International Journal of Physics. 2018, Vol. 6 No. 2, 38-46
DOI: 10.12691/ijp-6-2-3
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Jarl-Thure Eriksson. A Modified Model of the Universe Shows How Acceleration Changes Galaxy Dynamics. International Journal of Physics. 2018; 6(2):38-46. doi: 10.12691/ijp-6-2-3.

Correspondence to: Jarl-Thure  Eriksson, Åbo Akademi University, Finland. Email:


Based on the hypothesis that the combined matter and radiation energy of the universe is balanced by an equivalent amount of negative gravitational energy, a novel formulation of the Friedmann equation is examined. The hypothesis opens new avenues for studying the evolution of the universe. The expansion, initiated by the event of a vacuum fluctuation, is driven by the continuous occurrence of new positron-electron pairs. The current acceleration of expansion, gexp = 1,066·10-11 m/s2, emerges as a result of the study. It is mathematically shown that gexp causes a cosmic Coriolis effect responsible for the rotary velocity deviations in the galaxies. The effect eliminates the need for dark matter. The MOND theory is explained on a purely physical basis.