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Calibrating the cosmos : how cosmology explains our big bang universe

Author: F S Levin
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2007.
Series: Astronomers' universe.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explains in clear, non-mathematical language the measurements and the interpretation of the resulting data that have led to the current understanding of the origin, evolution and properties  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Popular works
Ouvrages de vulgarisation
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: F S Levin
ISBN: 0387307788 9780387307787
OCLC Number: 68804170
Description: vii, 301 pages, 4 pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The splendid science --
Measuring distances: on the Earth, in the Solar System, to the nearby stars --
Light, radiation, and quanta --
Stars: attributes, energetics, end stages --
The expanding universe --
Homogeneous, isotropic universes --
The parameters of the universe --
The early universe --
Conjectures.
Series Title: Astronomers' universe.
Responsibility: Frank Levin.
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