Lemaitre, Georges - The Primeval atom - The Laws of aggregation and repulsion
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Georges Lemaitre – The Primeval atom
The theory of relativity unifies the theory of Newton. In Newton’s theory, there were two principles posed independently of one another; universal attraction and the conservation of mass. In the theory of relativity, these principles take a slightly modified form, while being practically identical to those of Newton in the case where these have been confronted with the facts. But universal attraction is now a result of the conservation of mass.
This theory indicates that the constancy of mass has, as a result, besides the Newton force of gravitation, a repulsion proportional to the distance of which the size and even the sign can only be determined by observation. Cosmic repulsion is not a special hypothesis introduced to avoid the difficulties which are presented in the study of the universe. If Einstein has re-introduced it in his work on cosmology it is because he remembered having arbitrarily dropped it.