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von Brzeski, G. (2006). Big Bang as a Fatal Mistake of Edwin Hubble. Cosmological Red-shift and Related Electromagnetic Phenomena in Static Lobachevskian (Hyperbolic) Universe.. PHILICA.COM Article number 63.

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Big Bang as a Fatal Mistake of Edwin Hubble. Cosmological Red-shift and Related Electromagnetic Phenomena in Static Lobachevskian (Hyperbolic) Universe.

Georg von Brzeskiunconfirmed user (Helios Labs)

Published in physic.philica.com

As an alternative to the Big Bang (the standard model), we present a mathematical theory of cosmological red-shift. We show that a fundamental formula of Lobachevskian (hyperbolic) geometry describes cosmological red-shift and the Doppler effect as well. As presented here, the cosmological red-shift preserves wavelength ratios (it shifts uniformly the whole electromagnetic spectrum), it is scale invariant, it is a monotonically increasing function of distance, and it is source independent. It agrees with all experimental data.

The distortion introduced by imaging from hyperbolic into Euclidean space is discussed. Physical measurements in Lobachevskian space are discussed and the new formula relating red-shift and/or Doppler shift to aberration is given.

An analysis is presented of an erroneous origin of Hubble’s so-called velocity distance law.

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No special skills are required to read this paper, however a rudimentary knowledge of Lobachevskian geometry will surely help. We start with a simple example.

Consider a mapping of the sphere into the Euclidean plane given by :



where , are intrinsic coordinates on and are rectangular coordinates on . The radius of the sphere is .

Figure 1. Mathematics of Mercator map. The mapping from non Euclidean space S² to Euclidean space E².

Figure 2. Mercator image. Deformation of the Northern territories is clearly visible. Deformation is due to the tan(.) function which realizes a projection from non-Euclidean space S² into Euclidean space E². In this paper we will concern ourselves with the projection of a non-Euclidean (Lobachevskian) space L³ into Euclidean space E³.

In cartography, the above equations are used to project the surface of the Earth onto a piece of the Euclidean plane. This way of imaging is known as a Mercator projection due to the Flemish cartographer Gerhard Mercator (1512-1594). Looking at this type of map we notice that a strip along the equator (small ) is depicted quite correctly, while the northern territories of Canada, Alaska, and Greenland are significantly deformed - see Figure 2. We notice that the distortion of the mapping of into is introduced by the tangent function, in equation (2).

Distortion of the intrinsic cosmological red-shift (space induced shift in wavelength) and the distortion of the intrinsic Doppler effect (relative velocity induced shift in wavelength) arise when images (functions) in 3 dimensional real Lobachevskian (hyperbolic) space are mapped onto images in 3 dimensional Euclidean space . By Lobachevskian (hyperbolic) space we always mean a 3-dimensional, real, non-compact space of constant negative curvature, equipped with a standard hyperbolic metric [1,2,6,9,10]. The distortion in this case is due to the hyperbolic tangent function, .

The cosmological red-shift presented here, given by equation (5), has the following features:

  • It is a physical realization of a geometrical theorem of an abstract Lobachevskian geometry.
  • It uniformly shifts the whole electromagnetic spectrum, thus:
  • It preserves wavelength ratios
  • It is scale invariant (it is expressed in dimensionless numbers)
  • It is a monotonically increasing function of distance
  • For "small" distances, it is a linear function of distance (word "small" is given a precise meaning in section 4)
  • It is source independent
  • It is easily computable

We would like to turn the reader's attention to an extremely important point regarding relations between mathematics and physics. It should be clearly realized that the same abstract mathematical system, Lobachevskian geometry in our case, may have several different physical representations. Physical objects themselves are totally irrelevant. What is important is the preservation of relations between the objects.

In this paper we show that an abstract Lobachevskian geometry when represented by a large scale vacuum (coordinate space) results in cosmological red-shift. Another representation of an abstract Lobachevskian geometry, by Lobachevskian velocityspace, is the mathematical expression of the Doppler effect. Yet in another representation on the Lobachevskian plane, it results in the impedance match formulas, i.e. a Smith impedance chart.

For the above reasons we call the wavelength shift induced by Lobachevskian space :

  • Lobachevsky - Hubble (LH) shift, since it was first given by Lobachevskian geometry and then experimentally discovered by Hubble.

The shift induced by Lobachevskian velocity space we call :

  • Lobachevsky - Doppler (LD) shift, since it was first given by Lobachevskian geometry and then experimentally discovered by Doppler.

(Nikolay Ivanovich Lobachevsky (1793 - 1856), a Russian mathematician who made profound a contribution in the development of non-Euclidean geometry [2]. Edwin Hubble (1889-1953), an American astronomer, who in 1929 experimentally found the linearized version (eq. (8)) of Lobachevsky's formula (eq. (3)). Doppler, an Austrian physicist (1803-1853), who in 1842 experimentally observed the linearized version (eq. (9)) of Lobachevsky's formula (eq. (3)) in velocity space. Both Hubble and Doppler were unaware of Lobachevsky's work.)

The Lobachevsky-Hubble cosmological red-shift and the Lobachevsky-Doppler shift follow from different physical representations of an abstract Lobachevskian geometry. In our paper, we also briefly discuss aberration, which is shown to be information-wise equivalent to a wavelength shift, and we derive a new equation which relates red-shift (LD shift) to aberration.

A word on notation: is Lobachevskian (normalized) distance, is Lobachevskian (normalized) velocity, and denote normalized distance and velocity, respectively, in the Euclidean model of Lobachevskian geometry. Distances in Lobachevskian spaces and their Euclidean images are [6] : , and .

Geodesics and Horospheres in Poincare Model of Lobachevskian Geometry.

We represent (due to Poincare) Lobachevskian space as an interior of a ball of radius in Euclidean space [6]. This representation is also called a Euclidean model (one of several) of hyperbolic geometry. In the representation of Lobachevskian space in a Poincare ball, geodesics are represented as arcs of Euclidean circles, and straight lines orthogonal to the sphere , which bounds , as Euclidean straight lines orthogonal to . Each geodesic in Lobachevskian space is defined by its ends, i.e. by points where it meets the bounding sphere . Two distinct geodesics are called parallel (or belonging to the same equivalence class ) if they converge to the same point . Points on are in a one to one correspondence with the classes of equivalent geodesics, and they are at an infinite (hyperbolic) distance from any point in [9, 10]. In the Poincare ball model of Lobachevskian space, one can imagine equivalence classes of geodesics as fountain shaped rays emerging from a point on the boundary .

Surfaces orthogonal to the equivalence class(es) of geodesic , and tangent to the sphere at infinity , are called horospheres [8,10]. Any two horospheres and orthogonal to the same class of geodesic are called parallel. The distance between two parallel horospheres is the length of a segment of a geodesic having endpoints on two parallel horospheres and . The distance between two parallel horospheres is constant. Horospheres in Lobachevskian real 3 dimensional space carry the geometry of the Euclidean plane [9].

The last thing we would like to mention is the choice of a reference point. Since Lobachevskian space is a homogeneous space, the choice of a reference from the mathematical point of view is irrelevant [9]. Nevertheless, since measurements are performed, the indication of reference point or "origin" is required. In the Poincare ball model, the origin is taken conveniently as in homogeneous coordinates, or as in non-homogeneous coordinates [6,9].

The geodesic passing through the reference point is called the reference geodesic . The horosphere passing through the reference point is called the reference horosphere . See Figure 3.

In physics the origin is interpreted as a point at which the source is located (source is "at rest" ). Observers (detectors) are distributed arbitrarily over the entire Lobachevskian space .

We parameterize the equivalence class of geodesic by the real number , . So . We choose parameter on a geodesic , at a reference point , as . Thus . It is clear that the same parameter parameterizes (indexes) the family of parallel horospheres orthogonal to , and . See Figure 3.

Figure 3. Poincare model of Lobachevskian geometry. The reference geodesic is the geodesic passing through point O. The reference horosphere is the horosphere passing through point O. Point O is arbitrary. Geodesics through O and A are parallel. Horospheres through O and D are parallel. Coordinates associated with the orthogonal grid of geodesics and horospheres are called horospherical coordinates.

Fundamental Formula of Lobachevskian Geometry as a Formula of Cosmological Red-shift.

The fundamental formula of Lobachevskian geometry [6] gives an explicit measure of geodesic deviation versus distance traveled and the curvature of the space (eq. 3). See Figure 3.

Theorem 1:

If and are two segments cut on two parallel horospheres and , by corresponding parallel geodesics , then the ratio is given by :


where is the normalized distance between parallel horospheres and , and is the curvature constant. In terms of a geodesic parameter , the distance is given by : due to our convention on parameterization.

Looking at equation (3), it is not immediately apparent that it describes the Lobachevsky-Hubble cosmological shift and the Lobachevsky-Doppler shift as well. A few simple steps are needed to convert it to a more familiar form. First, we rewrite equation (3) in a different form, working with the case in the exponent (the case is handled similarly). Note that if , then a positive exponent implies . We have the following definition :

Definition 1: The fractional increase in length is called the red-shift . (For a negative exponent, we get , which is blue-shift).

Thus :


Some caution is needed in order to distinguish between hyperbolic and Euclidean measures. Horospheres of Lobachevskian space carry a Euclidean metric [1,6], and thus the intrinsic measure of segments and is Euclidean. On the other hand, the distance in equation (3) is the hyperbolic distance. Since we use a Euclidean model of hyperbolic space (analogues of imaged in ), one needs to convert hyperbolic distance to Euclidean distance , given by the hyperbolic tangent: [6].


Here is the normalized radial distance in the Poincare ball : , , is the radius of the Poincare ball, and is un-normalized distance. The deformation introduced by the hyperbolic tangent function, , when mapping from to is quite analogous to the distortion introduced by the tangent function when mapping from into . Intuitively, hyperbolic space is "roomier" than Euclidean space, while spherical space is "smaller" than Euclidean space. This is reflected by the character of the deformation. The Northern territories in a Mercator projection are enlarged, while unlimited functions in hyperbolic space are "clamped" by not to exceed unity. Figure 4 shows quite well the character of the distortion when Lobachevskian (hyperbolic) space and spherical space are projected into Euclidean space.

Figure 4. The nature of the deformation. Poincare ball lies in the x+y=a plane. It is clearly shown that the hyperbolic distance δ>d, while the spherical distance s<d, where d is the Euclidean distance.

So far we did not specify the reference length. From an operational point of view the reference length must be specified in a way which makes comparisons possible with the use of our instruments. A natural (and the only possibility to the author's knowledge) choice, is to take the length (reference wavelength), and (detected wavelength). Recalling that , we immediately obtain :

(6) equivalent to

gives the normalized distance in Lobachevskian space, viewed as an interior of a unit ball, versus the red-shift . In [3], we derived the same equation (5) in a different way starting from the basic definition of a horosphere in Lobachevskian space.

Equation (5) agrees with Hubble's observations in that red-shift increases with the distance to a source. It fits experimental data for all , . A plot of versus is given in Figure 9. A linearized version of equation (6), experimentally discovered by Hubble, is discussed in the next section.

We now discuss the Lobachevsky-Doppler shift. We recall that velocity space is a 3-dimensional real Lobachevskian space [3,9,10]. The fact that the space of velocities is a Lobachevskian space was first recognized by Feliks Klein [10] (1849 -1925), a German geometer who first proposed to study geometries in unified way via group theory.

The signed distance function between two points and in Lobachevskian space is called the relative velocity of a point with respect to a point . The signed distance corresponds to two directions on a geodesic, and it accommodates the change in the direction of relative velocity. In the Poincare model of Lobachevskian velocity space, the normalized distance is given by , where the constant is the velocity of light in a vacuum (the radius of the Poincare ball is ), and and are relative velocities, intrinsic to Lobachevskian space , and velocity is the non-normalized velocity in the Euclidean model of Lobachevskian geometry. Locally, Euclidean space mimics Lobachevskian space very closely.

Note that in the Poincare ball model, velocities of photons are at an infinite hyperbolic distance, , from any point in Lobachevskian velocity space. One can say that photons populate the boundary at infinity, also called an absolute for Lobachevskian space. This is a mathematical expression of the outcome of the Michelson - Morley experiment which says that velocity of light in vacuum does not depend on the state of motion of a source (or detector). To learn more about Lobachevskian velocity space, please refer to [3].

The Lobachevsky - Doppler shift now follows trivially as just another representation of abstract Lobachevskian geometry :

(7) equivalent to

The reader can easily see that the form on the right of equations (7) is the same as it appears in texts on physics. The form on the left is more geometrical and it explicitly shows that the wavelength shift is due to the hyperbolicity of Lobachevskian velocity space. On the other hand, the source of physics due to equations (6) and (7) in the form on the right, is entirely obscured.

The linearized Lobachevsky-Doppler shift follows from the expansion in power series.


Here is the radius of Lobachevskian velocity space, the slope is the curvature constant of velocity space, and means that higher than first order terms in expansion of are dropped, which is equivalent to the assumption that .

Hubble's Distance versus Red-shift Discovery as an Experimental Confirmation of the Fundamental Formula of Lobachevskian Geometry. Calculation of the Radius of the Universe.

The linearized Lobachevsky-Hubble shift distance formula for follows directly from expanding the RHS of the fundamental formula of Lobachevskian geometry : into a power series around zero and by taking only the linear term. For small , and . Thus, or :


The same follows from a Euclidean image. Recall that for , , .

The linearized equation (9) precisely describes what Hubble discovered experimentally and he also failed to recognize correctly why red-shift is a linear function of distance. The slope of the graph in equation (8) is the curvature of space. Its inverse is the radius of the hyperbolic universe in the Poincare ball model.

By the end of 1840, non-Euclidean geometry was put in its final form by Lobachevsky as a logically coherent closed geometrical system [2], but it seems that Hubble was unaware of the work of Lobachevsky (and other geometers), and particularly he was not aware of equation (3), which appears in Lobachevsky's works around 1830, and its linearized form (equation (9)), which he rediscovered experimentally a hundred years later.

Hubble's Mistake as a Fatal Blow to Cosmology.

The Hubble velocity distance rule is an interesting example how two independently correct facts, i.e. the common Doppler shift and Hubble's experimental distance vs. red-shift law (Lobachevskian equation (9)), when "married" together resulted in an unfortunate conclusion. This happened because the only cause of red-shift that Hubble was aware of was due to Lobachevskian velocity space, i.e. the common Doppler shift. Thus looking at his experimental distance-red-shift data , and by looking at the red-shift-velocity plot depicting a Doppler shift, Hubble converted a measured red-shift to an equivalent velocity via the Doppler formula, and thus he obtained a distance-velocity plot [8].

In a general setting and from a logical point of view, the existence of relative velocity is a necessary but not sufficient condition to record a wavelength shift. In Euclidean geometry, e.g. wavelength shift uniquely implies existence of a relative velocity while in hyperbolic geometry it does not have a unique implication. Thus while the existence of relative velocity always results in a wavelength shift, the presence of a shift does not imply the existence of a relative velocity. Examples of this kind of situation are numerous. The mistake made by Hubble and his followers for almost one hundred years has paralyzed and still paralyzes cosmology and related astronomical sciences as well.

The big bang came to life and acquired its legitimacy due to Hubble's erroneous reasoning. His genuine experimental data were manipulated and the conclusion was "tailored" in the way shown above to get the velocity versus distance plot, in order to fit speculations following the FWR solution ( term) of Einstein's field equations. We say speculations since it is well recognized that the RW metric and Einstein equations are conceptually and logically two independent entities and the result from melting them together may or may be not be taken for granted.

Euclidean Geometry versus Lobachevskian Geometry.

From equation (5) and its linearized form equation (9) it follows that when the curvature constant (in the case of Euclidean space), the wavelength shift vanishes. implies . In other words, Euclidean geometry cannot induce changes in wavelength of electromagnetic radiation. Horospheres in Euclidean space are Euclidean planes (plane waves) and geodesics are Euclidean straight lines orthogonal to planes. See Figure 5 and Figure 6.

Figure 5. The case of K=0. In Euclidean space geodesics do not deviate. Segments cut by two geodesics on two parallel horospheres have the same length on the entire space E³. Horospheres are simple Euclidean planes E². In mathematics this picture is called the foliation of E³ by plane waves.

Figure 6. This is the case of Lobachevskian ( hyperbolic space). Geodesics γ deviate at an exponential rate. This causes the illusion of space expansion since the separation between geodesics, which is λ at the source become λeδ at the detector.

Many people, including Lobachevsky himself, suspected that the geometry of physical space may differ from Euclidean geometry. Lobachevsky himself tried to detect a curvature constant from the data on astronomical parallaxes, taking as a triangle the star Sirius and the Earth in it two opposite positions in orbit [2]. In [3], we calculated the distance at which the (negative) curvature of space will be directly recorded, assuming a resolving power of modern diffraction gratings at . Calculations done in [3] show why Lobachevsky's attempt to detect curvature of space was unsuccessful.

From the above it follows that in a hyperbolic universe a measurement of a wavelength shift is not sufficient to distinguish between space induced and velocity induced contributions to the overall recorded shift. While a space induced shift increases monotonically with distance, it will be "smeared" by random blue/red-shifts due to the random velocities of distant objects. This situation resembles a quantum mechanical rather than classical scenario. In quantum mechanics, a mixed state cannot be uniquely decomposed into pure state components, and the information of how the mixed state was produced is not recoverable. We illustrate the above with an example:

We model Lobachevskian spaces as an interior of the unit ball . Let's take the famous QSO PC 1247+3406 quasar with . We hope to gain some information from the distance data. What are our options? Since we know that a red-shift may result from distance in hyperbolic space and/or from the existence of a relative velocity we proceed as follows: Take a real parameter and split the observed red-shift into two parts - a space induced and a velocity induced . Here we consider the case of outward bound velocity. The reader may repeat the calculation for inward bound velocity.


Thus the generalized distance will be:

At , . This means that the entire red-shift is due to velocity, and the generalized distance means . From equation (7), we conclude that QSO has relative receding velocity . The distance to this object in this case is , which is unrealistic.

At , . This means that entire red-shift is due to distance only. Generalized distance is the distance . From equation (5), we conclude that QSO is at a distance , and it has no relative velocity with respect to us.

At , (vertexes excluded), we have a continuum of states parameterized by parameter . No criteria exists how to select the "true" , to split by equation (10), or in other words we do not have any criteria on how to uniquely decompose the mixture, a common situation in quantum mechanics. If due to some "miracle", we know for example that the "true" , then we may uniquely decompose the QSO recorded red-shift as . In this case we compute that the red-shift due to space is and red-shift due to velocity is . This in turn means that the object at a distance from us, and is moving away from us with a velocity .

This example shows that in general, the distance to an object cannot be recovered from a red-shift measurement itself. Other techniques may be employed to evaluate the selection of , if they are applicable. At very high distances, where other techniques fail, the determination of distances from red-shift data itself is severely limited if not entirely impossible.

Having genuine data on red-shift , the radius of the universe in the Poincare ball model, can be easily computed if distance is known from independent data.


Unfortunately long range distance data are not reliable. The situation is even more complicated since light behaves differently in hyperbolic space than in Euclidean space. For example, the amplitude of an electromagnetic wave in Lobachevskian space varies exponentially with distance. This is seen directly from the solution of the Laplace Beltrami operator in Lobachevskian space [7], or more simply by considering the Lobachevskian polarization space of an EM wave, which is done on our work [4].

The intensity (amplitude squared) of recorded light may also decrease if there is an outward relative velocity, or increase if there is an inward relative velocity [4] (non-Euclidean fading/enhancement of light). Thus at very high distances and in the presence of random kinematical components, the evaluation of photometric distances may be quite complicated.

The New Approach to Detecting Gravitational Waves.

We would like to mention an interesting possibility which follows from the Lobachevsky-Hubble red-shift formula we discussed in [3]. We see that a shift in wavelength is a function of distance and curvature, eq. (5). So far we have been preoccupied with , i.e. with the dependence of the wavelength shift on distance while the negative curvature of space was assumed to be constant. Now, let us assume that due to some reason (e.g. passage of gravitational wave) the local curvature of some region in space varies as . This will cause a variable wavelength shift, or in other words frequency modulation (FM). This is a classical picture how a modulator works, however a modulator on the cosmic scale. The modulator is the hyperbolic space itself with variable curvature. The same effect will be true for AM modulation [4]. Thus by looking into space, a potential generator of gravitational waves may be located by recording AM and FM modulated light coming from that region. In that way we may find the presence of gravitational waves in the universe..


In Figures 7, 8, and 9, we plot the ratio of Lobachevskian distance to Euclidean distance , for a fixed red-shift . We call this ratio the reality to perception ratio , and it measures the distortion of images from hyperbolic space as they are projected into Euclidean space.


Figure 7. For z<<1, the RPR ratio stays very close 1. For example, for the nebulae NGC 4235 with the red-shift around z=0.008, we see an undeformed image. Deformation is less than 30 parts per million. In this case we may believe that the information is genuine assuming that there are no cancellations of space and velocity contributions to the overall z, as discussed in section 4. In general z is a physical measure of departure of actual geometry from Euclidean geometry.

Figure 8. For very high red-shifts, e.g. quasar PC 1247+3406, z= 4.897 , the RPR ratio will be around 2. Assuming there is no kinematical contribution to the wavelength shift, quasar PC 1247+3406 is twice as far away as it seems to be. For even bigger red-shifts, the RPR ratio will grow like ln(.) since tanh(.) approaches 1.

Figure 9. This clearly shows the limited applicability of the so-called "relativistic" formulas. Lower curve tanh(ln(1+z)) presents the Euclidean image of Lobachevskian geometry. Upper curve ln(1+z) is intrinsic to negatively curved Lobchevskian space. Images from Lobachevskian spaces are so compressed at the "ceiling" y=1, that resolution on distance y=d and/or velocity y=β is de facto impossible for high z, e.g. z>6. To get genuine information from the hyperbolic world at high red-shifts we need a better tool (better way of mapping) than Einstein's Special Relativity.

Aberration of Light in Hyperbolic Spaces and Aberration-Redshift Formula.

The phenomenon of aberration, see Figure 10, similar to the phenomenon of red-shift, is also related to the exponential divergence of geodesics in Lobachevskian space. Before we proceed further we list some features of Lobachevskian geometry different from our Euclidean experience.

  • First, since the length of the sides of a triangle in Lobachevskian geometry depends on angles (and vice versa), there are no similar triangles in Lobachevskian geometry [1,2,6].
  • Second, two Lobachevskian spaces (of the same dimension) are not isometric unless they have the same curvature constant [6].

The aberration of light (change in angle) is not an independent phenomenon from the wavelength shift (change in length). This should be expected from the properties of a Lobachevskian triangle. Since the length of the sides of a triangle depends on its angles, it follows that the change in length will cause a change in angles and vice-versa. Since a change in the red-shift in equation (5) causes a change in distance , and a change in distance causes change in angles, a change in will cause change in angles. Such a chain of conclusions is not true in Euclidean geometry as it allows for existence of similar triangles. In Euclidean geometry the notion of length is decoupled from the notion of an angle. We see that the information gained from a wavelength shift, in Lobachevskian space, is equivalent (the same number of bits) as the information gained from an angle change. The aberration of light is simply a geometrical statement about two triangles having one common vertex at infinity.

For simplicity we set which makes Lobachevskian space and Lobachevskian velocity space isometric (indistinguishable in physics).

Figure 10. Aberration of light in Lobachevskian space, either in a Lobachevskian universe or in a Lobachevskian velocity space.

Consider a triangle in hyperbolic space with one vertex at infinity, Figure 10. Recall that Lobachevskian (hyperbolic) distance is related to Euclidean distance as , and that the hyperbolic angle is also a Euclidean angle [2,7]. After applying elementary hyperbolic trigonometry to a triangle with one vertex at infinity (sides and are parallel) [2,3,6] we obtain:

Thus the distance from to is:


We obtain the most general equation for the aberration of light in a Lobachevskian universe:


It follows that an object immersed in a hyperbolic space will appear to us rotated by an angle which depends on the distance to the object and the space curvature constant.

We have already mentioned that in the Euclidean model of Lobachevskian velocity space, a distance means relative (normalized) velocity (velocity of with respect to ). Thus, substituting and solving equation (13) with respect to (or , depending on where the reference is located), one obtains the equation for aberration as commonly seen in textbooks on physics:


The clarity and simplicity of Lobachevskian physics cannot be underestimated. The power of geometric formulas is that they are representation independent and result in the same physics.

It is interesting to note that hyperbolic space induced rotation and velocity induced rotation may cancel or may add together. Thus an object close to the limiting sphere , and moving with a velocity close to will be seen from its "rear", i.e. it will be rotated by almost 180 degrees.

We now obtain the relationship between the red-shift and the object rotation angle.

For simplicity, as before, we adopt . In a unit ball model, the normalized distance will result in a red-shift of . On the other hand, it will also produce an aberration according to equation (13). Thus:


In particular if , then :


Equation (16) gives the relation between the observed red-shift and an angle in abstract Lobachevskian geometry. The recorded wavelength shift as well as the angle may follow from the Lobachevskian universe and/or from the Lobachevskian velocities space.

Conclusions and Remarks.

On the basis of a 3 dimensional real Lobachevskian geometry, we presented a geometrical analysis from which cosmological red-shift and related phenomena follow in natural way. The presented equations give correct numerical values for their respective physical quantities. The new equations (15) and (16) which relate red-shift to aberration may be useful in astronomical observations.

Our presentation of the Lobachevskian-Hubble cosmological red-shift (eq. (5)), the Lobachevskian-Doppler effect (eq. (7)), and aberration was done in rigorous way on a purely geometrical basis of Lobachevskian 3 dimensional real geometry with all entities clearly defined. At present, the widely adopted view explains cosmological red-shift using the vague concept of physical space inflation. For example, observations tell us that space within galaxies, which are rather diffuse objects, does not expand. Thus, where is the "border line" in space which divides expanding space from non-expanding space? Next, we are told that inflation itself is due to some rather mysterious event, which was sarcastically named by Fred Hoyle (to ridicule the concept) as the Big Bang .

Instead ,we offer an alternative solution based on simple Lobachevskian geometry. We believe that looking at experimental data and equation (5), a much simpler solution (minimum complexity solution) is to admit that the space between distant sources and our spectrographs is negatively curved, i.e. it is a Lobachevskian 3 dimensional space causing the recorded shifts. In other words, what we see through our telescopes is the fundamental formula of Lobachevskian geometry : equation (3). Experiments confirm our model.

From the analysis performed, the importance of the range of applicability of some mathematical notions follows. For example, someone who only sees a map of the Earth as in Figure 2, and has no prior knowledge where this map comes from, and what mechanism was used in mapping process, will in good faith believe that Greenland is as big as the USA. His or her conclusions about geography made from a distorted image will be necessarily false.

Similarly, making conclusions about the geography of the universe based on the so called "relativistic " formulas in the form of RHS expression in equation (7) (and equation (6) as well), is misleading since we did not know that we were looking at distorted formulas of a precise equation (equation (3)) of non-Euclidean geometry projected into Euclidean space – the space in our vicinity! Conclusions based on a distorted formula will inevitably lead to the inconsistencies and/or paradoxes for projections from regions of high distances in space or high distances in velocity space. Of course, as long as we stay "close to equator", (which means going local, i.e. , ) distortion will be negligible within the required range of precision. Nevertheless we have to be aware that we are still dealing with the distorted images. This raises the serious question of applicability of the Special Relativity in the range , .

One may ask a legitimate question of how the experimentally detected cosmic microwave background radiation (CMBR) is related to Lobachevskian geometry (Lobachevskian universe)? The answer is that in Lobachevskian space, CMBR is identified with the homogeneous space of horospheres which is dual [7,9] to Lobachevskian space. In our work [3] we showed that a horosphere in Lobachevskian space, as far as physics is concerned, is a surface of constant phase of an electromagnetic horospherical wave. In other words, it is a horospherical wavefront. Radiation represented by horospherical wavefronts homogeneously fills the entire Lobachevskian universe. Therefore, assuming a hyperbolic universe, we must have CMBR with its properties of homogeneity and isotropy! It follows "automatically" from Lobachevskian geometry.

In a Lobachevskian space filled only with radiation, CMBR would be perfectly isotropic - symmetry of . In the presence of matter however, which on a local scale is distributed rather randomly, small anisotropy in properties of CMBR might be present due to local conditions.

Horospherical waves are solutions of the Laplace-Beltrami operator (wave operator) in Lobachevskian space. Their properties are well known and well understood. More about the space of horospheres can be found in [7, 9].

Thus, there is entirely no need to associate CMBR with the Big Bang – the event which itself cannot be deliberated in scientific terms. The Big Bang came to life due to an erroneous reasoning and has become the greatest intellectual misconception since the claim that the Earth was flat.

The author wishes to thank Vadim von Brzeski for his valuable comments.

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1 Peer review [reviewer #2144unconfirmed user] added 4th December, 2006 at 10:10:35

Excellent article with a lot of diagrams and illustrations.

However, may I ask you a question, that is — “Is the distortion due to the tanh function very significant?”

For the Mercator function, even though there is some distortion, the shape of the Earth is approximately portrayed correctly.

Similarly for Hubble’s velocity distance law, is the difference significant, since for cosmology the distances involved are very large, and even a large amount of distortion perhaps could have a small effect on the percentage error?

Otherwise, an excellent article, and presents an alternative to Hubble’s overly simplistic velocity distance law.

Originality: 5, Importance: 6, Overall quality: 5

2 Author comment added 6th December, 2006 at 18:34:23

To answer reviewer 2144:

In order to say that something of interest is “negligible” or “essential”, we must first be able detect it. The key is the negative curvature of a large scale vacuum. The instrument which “detects” negative curvature in the optical range is a diffraction grating. A diffraction grating (as all of our instruments) has limited resolving power, i.e. it cannot distinguish between two wavelengths if they are “too close”. In other words, a diffraction grating will “see” the shift if the effect of curvature will be large enough to overcome its “poor vision”. As shown in [3], within our own galaxy, the geometry of space may be treated as Euclidean, but for deep space astronomy, deformations due to the negative curvature of space must be taken into consideration.

If you refer to our work [3], you find a full discussion of the case you are interested in. You can download the paper from http://ceta.mit.edu/pier/pier39/11.0211211.Brzeski.B.pdf

To be fair we have to say that Hubble himself was not entirely happy with his Velocity Distance Law. In the paper by Hubble E. and Tolman R.C., “Two methods of investigating the nature of nebular redshift”, Astrophysical Journal, 84, 517H, 1936, they wrote: “the possibility that the redshift may be due to some other cause connected with the long time or distance involved in the passage of the light from nebula to observer, should not be prematurely neglected”.

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