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On the Cosmic Variation of the Fine Structure Constant

Golden G. Nyambuya


In this article, we explore in a simple way the variation of Fine Structure Constant (FSC) as a purely classical phenomenon. The need to explain the variation of the FSC has been triggered by observations of Quasar absorption lines from various ions of iron and magnesium by John Webb and his collaborators who have interpreted their measurements as strongly pointing to a possible time and spacial variation of the FSC. Our interpretation may be helpful in rethinking the standard cosmological model which assumes that all matter, energy and physical existence were created in an instant. If the herein proposed mechanism behind the variation of the FSC is correct, we argue that it should be possible to resolve the issue related to the distances of Quasars.

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