Annu. Rev. Astron. Astrophys. 1984. 22: 157-184
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ALTERNATIVES TO THE BIG BANG

G.F.R. Ellis


Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7700, Cape, South Africa, 1 and Department of Physics, University of Texas, Austin, Texas 78712


Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

BASIC RESULTS
The Nature of Redshift
Basic Equations
The Standard Models
The Cosmological Constant
Implications

ALTERNATIVE VIEWS OF REDSHIFT
Alternatice Theories of Light
Local Redshift Theories

ALTERNATIVE PHYSICS
Alternative Matter
Alternative Gravity

ALTERNATIVE GEOMETRIES
Anisotropies
Inhomogeneities

CONCLUSION

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