Cosmic Primeval Turbulence.
Abstract
Two fundamental problems in the theory of cosmic turbulence are discussed in this thesis. The first problem concerns the energy spectrum of the cosmic turbulence and its evolution prior to decoupling. The turbulent dissipation of energy is studied. Generalizing the conventional physical transfer theory of turbulence to the case of expanding cosmic turbulence, it is shown that the cosmic turbulence spectrum obeys Kolmogorov's Law in the inertial range. The results of a numerical computation confirm the theory. The second problem concerns the effect of turbulence dissipation on the spectrum of microwave background radiation. Energy transfers from decaying cosmic turbulence to electrons and photons are studied. Distortions of cosmic microwave background radiation spectrum resulting from turbulence energy input are calculated analytically and numerically.
 Publication:

Ph.D. Thesis
 Pub Date:
 1975
 Bibcode:
 1975PhDT.........2C
 Keywords:

 Physics: Astronomy and Astrophysics;
 Cosmic Noise;
 Energy Dissipation;
 Interstellar Gas;
 Plasma Turbulence;
 Background Radiation;
 Electrons;
 Energy Transfer;
 Photons;
 Rarefied Gas Dynamics;
 Astrophysics