Lemaitre, Georges - The Expanding Universe - 'Condensation'
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The Expanding Universe – Abbe G Lemaitre [communicated by Sir A S Eddington]
… the formation of ‘condensations’ and the degree of concentration of these ‘condensations’ have no effect whatever on the equilibrium of the universe. Nevertheless, the expansion of the universe is due to an effect very closely related to the formation of ‘condensations’ which may be termed the ‘stagnation’ of the universe.
When there is no condensation, the energy, or at least a notable part of it, may be able to wander freely through the universe. When condensations are formed, this free energy has a chance to be captured by the condensations and then remain bound to them….
In order to investigate the effect of condensations in a universe homogeneous in the mean, I consider a definite condensation of supposed spherical symmetry and I average the outside condensations so that they also may be thought of as having spherical symmetry.
The condensation under investigation is limited by a spherical shell .