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Yet there is no boundary, no 'edge' to the surface of the Earth. So it is perfectly possible to have a finite surface which nevertheless has no boundary. If we draw parallel lines on the surface of the Earth, then they violate Euclid's final axiom. 2 The lines of longitude are an excellent example of the failure of Euclid's axiom; as they cross the equator they are all parallel to one another, but rather than remaining a constant distance apart they meet at both poles. If we draw a triangle on a sphere, we find that the angles do not add up to 180° degrees either.

However, the cosmological principle does tell us that the typical size of the peculiar velocity should not depend on where in the Universe the galaxy is. It is therefore independent of distance, whereas the Hubble velocity is proportional to distance. If we look far enough away (in practice many tens of megaparsecs) then the Hubble velocity dominates and the (unknown) peculiar velocity can be ignored. Given that the expansion velocity can only be accurately distinguished from the peculiar velocity at large distances, we need to be able to estimate these large distances accurately in order to carry out the calculation H0 = v/r.

This means that we are free to rescale a(t) as we choose, and the normal convention is to choose a = 1 at the present time. With this choice physical and comoving coordinate systems coincide at the present, since r = ax. Throughout this book I will use the subscript '0' to indicate the present value of quantities. Denoting the present density by p0 fixes the proportionality constant p = P 06 . 13) a Having solved for the evolution of the density in terms of a, we must now find how a varies with time by using the Friedmann equation.