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Measuring the Universe: The Cosmological Distance Ladder

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Distance determination - finding out how far away different astronomical objects are - is an essential and currently highly topical subject in astronomy. A great deal of progress has been made during the last part of the 20th century. Measuring the Universe provides a unified treatment of the various techniques used for distance determination. It begins by describing methods to measure distances on Earth then gradually climbs the "distance ladder" to enable us to estimate the distance to the farthest objects, ending with a discussion of particle horizons within an expanding and inflationary universe. Aimed at first-year undergraduates of astronomy and astrophysics, the book emphasises general physical principles rather than mathematical detail. The text is enhanced and complemented by the use of many worked examples, and questions and problem solving exercises at the end of each chapter.

Product Details

ISBN:
3330000229444
Subtitle:
The Cosmological Distance Ladder
Publisher:
Springer
Author:
Webb, Stephen
Subject:
Astrophysics
Subject:
Measurement
Subject:
Cosmological distances
Subject:
Astronomy - Universe
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Subject:
Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
Subject:
Astrophysics and Astroparticles
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
1999
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
342

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