posted on Jul, 18 2007 @ 08:02 AM
That is a subject that Has always made me wonder, If we dont know how much mass there is in the universe. And we dont know for sure how the universe
is curved. Then is it possible that there ways of measuring is way off.
Curvature of Space in Two Dimensions
The idea of a curved surface is not an unfamiliar one since we live on the surface of a sphere. More generally, mathematicians distinguish 3
qualitatively different classes of curvature, as illustrated in the following image (Source):
csep10.phys.utk.edu...
So they are assuming that it is one of these three types. But also saying that all of them in theory are infinite. Correct me if im wrong, are they
basing these theories based on a ripple affect? so there are only three senarios of the curvature of space.I think they are assuming to much. What if
its a wave affect .Example: Instead of everything starting from the middle and expanding outward, What if it starts we will say from point a on the
left and goes still in a wave towards the right .And then you have to take into account that it may be positive and negative ripples strung together
in a wave. But if they are assuming that the universe has zero curvature. It still may be wrong to assume that there is a middle point that started
the affect. And then lets say that Point a and point b are back to back. Like a giant ball. And when the wave from point a catches up to point b, This
would cause the ripples to be opposite. It would be easier for me to make a drawing and show it to you.
I will draw it and take a picture of it and load it on to the computer.