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Master of Science (M.S.)




The plan of this paper is to present some observations and then in subsequent chapters to examine the two basic cosmological ideas in the light of these observations.

The first of the observations involves an estimate of the angular momentum in a given volume of space and the ratio of this momentum to the mass or number of nucleons in the given volume. We therefore wish to obtain a rough estimate of the angular momentum in that part of the universe which man may call his immediate surroundings, i.e., the solar system and galaxy.