CAUSE OF THE ACCELERATING RATE OF EXPANSION OF THE UNIVERSEAuthor(s): Andrzej Szummer
The accelerating rate of expansion of the universe has been observed through the increasing velocity of recession of galaxies from one another. However, the cause of this acceleration is still unknown. Based on the hypothesis that the universe is rotating, this study attempts to uncover the cause of this phenomenon through classical mechanics. New arguments justifying the adoption of this hypothesis are presented. The rotation of the universe indicates the influence of two enormous forces - centrifugal force and gravitational force. The difference between these two forces produces an unbalanced resultant force that causes the accelerating rate of expansion. Certain recognized cosmological parameters are used to calculate the acceleration of expansion of the universe, the epoch at which it began, and its temporal evolution.