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A group of securities, assets or anything else with similar characteristics. One may consider, for example, a universe of stocks in the same industry. Universes are useful when comparing one data point to others in order to maintain control over systematic factors.
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In the world of investments, the word universe refers to a specific group or category of investments that share certain characteristics.

A universe might be the stocks that are included in a particular index, the stocks evaluated by a particular analytical service, or all the stocks in a particular industry.

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This is the classical condition of equality of the kinetic and the potential energy of the expanding universe. If R = c, then our model universe reduces to a version of the Milne kinematic expanding universe with matter creation, described by 2GM/R = [c.sup.2], corresponding to the Schwarzschild radius of the black hole, due to which the universe is steadily on the critical density level, and thus the present moment in this aspect does not differ from any moment.
We used a smaller value of 0.025 square degrees for the expanding universe theory because of the large number of galaxies generated.
The Hubble diagram clearly follows the exponential tired light RS formula as expected for static and for slowly expanding universe models.
This proves that gravity by the entire expanding universe is the root cause of inertia, which is evidence for the intuitive Mach principle [1-4].
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Appealing chapters comment on distances through space, the shape of the Milky Way, asteroids and sunspots, quasars, neutrino astronomy, and the expanding universe. The book features detailed notes, a 14-page bibliography, and meticulous indexing.
Since then, the process of mapping the great expanse of an expanding universe has given rise to numerous new discoveries, leading to the emergence of the now popular Big Bang model of creation.
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