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Cosmology : understanding the evolution of the universe

Author: Shalini Saxena
Publisher: New York : Britannica Educational Publishing in association with Rosen Educational Services, 2015.
Series: Study of science.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bridging astronomy and physics, cosmology seeks to examine the nature of the universe as a whole. Scientific investigation of cosmology began in ancient times and progressed rapidly after the Scientific Revolution, which produced the discovery of gravity and the heliocentric model of Copernicus. This volume examines the historical developments in the field of cosmology, the evidence supporting the Big Bang theory,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Material Type: Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shalini Saxena
ISBN: 9781622754120 1622754123
OCLC Number: 871228572
Target Audience: Grades 7-12.
Description: 88 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Early understanding. Ancient ideas ; Claudius Ptolemy ; Science approaches the problem ; The Copernican Principle --
Cosmology in the early 20th century. Albert Einstein ; Another revolution in cosmology ; The cosmological constant ; The expanding universe ; Edwin Powell Hubble ; The uniform universe --
Looking backward : the Big Bang. Friedmann-Lemaître and Gamow models ; Predictions of the Big Bang Theory ; Antimatter ; Evidence for the Big Bang Theory ; Cosmic background ; Explorer (COBE) --
Looking forward : the fate of the universe. Difficulties and their solutions ; Inflation ; Dark matter ; WIMPs ; Dark energy and the runaway universe.
Series Title: Study of science.
Responsibility: edited by Shalini Saxena.

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Bridging astronomy and physics, cosmology seeks to examine the nature of the universe as a whole. Scientific investigation of cosmology began in ancient times and progressed rapidly after the Scientific Revolution, which produced the discovery of gravity and the heliocentric model of Copernicus. This volume examines the historical developments in the field of cosmology, the evidence supporting the Big Bang theory, and the future implications of dark matter and an expanding universe. Readers will also be introduced to the various thinkers who helped advance study of this endlessly fascinating field.

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