By Richard J Szabo

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Frederick L. Arnot, a lecturer of physics at St. 50 On the basis of Milne’s two time-scales and “without any appeal to general relativity” he showed that GM ¼ kc3 t: The quantity k is a dimensionless constant of the order of unity. For the total number of particles he obtained, like Dirac in 1937, 1 N ¼ t2 ; 2 where t is expressed in atomic units. Contrary to Dirac and Milne, in Arnot’s system the universe was not expanding in either of the two time-scales. To account for Hubble’s redshift-distance relation he proposed that the speed of light varied in time.

43 Some of Blackett’s ideas were clearly inspired by the LNH and similar cosmophysical speculations of a numerological kind. For example, he found that the magnetic moments of the Earth and the Sun were nearly proportional to their angular momenta and that the constant of proportionality could be related to the inverse of Dirac’s large number in the form e2/m2G ﬃ 1042. 44 Numerology in the style of Dirac and Jordan was not new to Blackett. In 1939 he speculated that the mean life τ0 of the “mesotron” (or meson, now the muon) might depend on the gravitational constant.

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