by Theo Frimet
Angular momentum and the space time ripple effect
I came. I listened. I learned. And all at last month’s lecture on how stars explode. I am writing here, today, to opine on how a software program running on modern supercomputers accounted for only hundreds of kilometers of space expansion during a novae event. And upon review of two recommended PDF’s, by our guest lecturer, I came to the conclusion that:
I know a whole lot less of what I should know about supernovae.
Neutrinos are far more fascinating than I had ever thought, as is Fermi pressure.
It appears to me that the only limitation in modeling the outlying progression of nova events lay in how long the simulation runs.
I found number three, above, to be profoundly disappointing. I was expecting a novice challenge. I was all set to argue the set of equations used, in cosmological modeling. And to suggest that Newton’s gravity was employed, instead of Einstein Gravity. No such luck.
Item number three, completely blew away what was going to be my answer to a disconnect between computational graphic output and observational astronomy. However, not wanting to waste any pablum, I hereby tip my hat to Kaluza of 1919 vintage, and present my contribution, not of an additional space dimension, but one of time. With your mind prepped to time warp, we dance about the head of the proverbial pin, and consider echoes in space-time.
Let’s dive right in, shall we?
There is change in angular rotation imposed upon space-time curvature by the frame dragging effect of the massive and fast rotating novae.
Each wave event, from the exploding novae, is captured in a spacetime slice.
The farther away we get, distance wise, from the novae core, the slower time becomes. That is a direct result of special relativity. To visualize this, think of a spinning bicycle wheel. For the core and outer rim to travel the same distance, the rim must travel at a greater velocity than the core. The faster something moves, the slower its clock becomes. Time, at the rim, is not the same, as time at the core.
Each novae wave moment traverses space and time, along an area defined by the angular momentum twisting effect. And propagates itself through its slice of space time. I believe the event occurs for each slice of space time. It is therefore, in my opinion, a recurring event. And each event has a time curve; fast at the core, and slow at the rim. I think of these events as pulses through spacetime. And each pulse having its own re-pulsing with an ever slowing velocity, a result of having lost its momentum to space-time.
As momentum is “re-expressed” in each occurrence, it is lost on the whole. Not unlike light propagating through a Bose-Einstein condensate medium, which loses its momentum upon re-radiation, and causes a decrease in kinetic energy. Which is why, the calculations of novae expansion terminate and are not observed to be infinite in the cosmos. I simply disagree with an infinite expansion model. And propose that time, more than space, in the fabric of space-time, puts a brake on expansion.
Sure, hot novae aren’t the cold containers that we find Einstein-Bose Condensates parked in. But sometimes we need myths we can live by. While I think that this part of science isn’t well understood, there can’t be much harm in using strong individual intuition to go farther than what supercomputer models for us.