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The Expanding Universe : Astronomy's 'Great Debate', 1900-1931 - Sir Arthur Eddington

The Expanding Universe

Astronomy's 'Great Debate', 1900-1931

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Published: 2nd May 1988
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This classic book, long out of print, investigates the experimental determination of one of the fundamental constants of astrophysics and its significance for astronomy. The equations of general relativity include a constant lambda in their solution. If lambda is non-zero and positive, this represents the existence of a phenomenon of cosmical repulsion. In this book Eddington discussed the implications of this for models of the universe. The book offers a unique sidelight upon the history of ideas and Eddington's artistry. His evident enjoyment of writing and exposition shine through, and astrophysicists and historians of science will find that this reissue throws fascinating light on one of Britain's greatest scientists.

Preface
Foreword
The recession of the galaxies
Spherical space
Features of the expanding universe
The universe and the atom
Index
Plates
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521349765
ISBN-10: 0521349761
Series: Cambridge Science Classics
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 156
Published: 2nd May 1988
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.93 x 12.9  x 1.14
Weight (kg): 0.18