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A unified treatment of the various techniques used for distance determination. The text 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 astronomy and astrophysics undergraduates, the book emphasises general physical principles rather than mathematical detail, and is enhanced and complemented by many worked examples, questions and problem-solving exercises at the end of each chapter.

Table of Contents

Introduction.- First Step: The Earth.- Second Step: The Solar System.- Third Step: Nearby Stars.- Mezzanine: The Nature of Stars.- Fourth Step: More Distant Stars.- Fifth Step: The Galaxy.- Sixth Step: The Local Group.- Seventh Step: More Distant Galaxies.- Mezzanine: Cosmic Expansion.- Eighth Step: The Universe.- Appendices: Name Index. Object Index. Subject Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781852331061
Author:
Webb, Stephen
Publisher:
Springer
Location:
London ;
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Astronomy - Universe
Subject:
Astrophysics
Subject:
Measurement
Subject:
Cosmological distances
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Subject:
Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
Subject:
Astrophysics and Astroparticles
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1999
Series:
Springer Praxis Books / Space Exploration
Series Volume:
#18
Publication Date:
19990514
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
358
Dimensions:
235 x 155 mm 1120 gr

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