ISSN 1556-6757







Volume 1, Issue 1, 2009


A Simple Estimate for the Mass of the Universe: Dimensionless Parameter A and the Construct of "Pressure"  Michael A. Persinger


Employing a simple model for "pressure", a solution of 1052 kg for the mass of the Universe was obtained which was identical in orders of magnitude to both empirical estimates and different theoretical solutions derived from more complicated equations. The transforming coefficient was within the error margins of the dimensionless parameter A employed to constrain dark energy models. Application of this mass to Schwarzchild's equation for singularity indicated that about 19% of the universe, now presumed to be dark matter, would meet this criterion. Dimensional analysis requires the mass of the universe to increase as its four-dimensional representation expands. Full Article

A Study of the Two-body Problem with Magnetic Interactions
Alberto Sadun and Masoud Asadi-Zeydabadi


A first order correction is applied to Kepler’s third law that takes into account the magnetic interaction between two orbiting bodies. This correction is derived by introducing a magnetic moment term in the potential energy of the system. Deviations of the period, distances, and velocities, from those implied by the classic Kepler’s law (based on gravitation only) are derived which may be measurable in astronomical systems such as close binary systems of magnetic stars, and possibly even in extrasolar planetary systems. Full Article