Volume 18: Pages 177-181, 2005
Dispersive Extinction Theory of Redshift
Ling Jun Wang
Department of Physics, Geology and Astronomy, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403 U.S.A.
A dispersive extinction theory is presented to explain the cosmic redshift and the 2.7 K background radiation as an alternative to the currently prevailing Doppler shift theory and the big bang theory. According to this theory, the cosmic redshift and the 2.7 K background radiation are due to the dispersive scattering and absorption of starlight by the space medium. An estimate of the nonlinear absorption constant is given by comparing the result to the Hubble constant derived from the observational data. An experimental method is designed to test the validity of the dispersive extinction theory as opposed to the Doppler shift theory.
Keywords: redshift, Doppler shift, big bang theory, dispersive extinction theory
Received: June 8, 2004; Published online: December 15, 2008