Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-32162-592-2

Chapter 33 - Astrophysics and Cosmology - Questions: 17

Answer

If its average density was greater than critical density.

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on page 975. If the universe’s average density exceeds the critical density, expansion will eventually stop, contraction will take over, and the universe will end in a “big crunch.” This would mean our universe is closed and has a positive curvature.
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