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Cosmology : Understanding the Evolution of the Universe.

Author: Britannica Educational Publishing; Shalini Saxena
Publisher: Chicago : Britannica Educational Publishing, 2015.
Series: Study of science.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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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Cosmology : Understanding the Evolution of the Universe.
Chicago : Britannica Educational Publishing, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Britannica Educational Publishing; Shalini Saxena
ISBN: 9781622754137 1622754131
OCLC Number: 890090531
Description: 1 online resource (81 pages).
Contents: COVER PAGE; HALF TITLE PAGE; TITLE PAGE; COPYRIGHT PAGE; CONTENTS; INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER 1: EARLY UNDERSTANDING; Ancient Ideas; Claudius Ptolemy; Science Approaches the Problem; The Copernican Principle; CHAPTER 2: COSMOLOGY IN THE EARLY 20TH CENTURY; Albert Einstein; Another Revolution in Cosmology; The Cosmological Constant; The Expanding Universe; Edwin Powell Hubble; The Uniform Universe; CHAPTER 3: 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). CHAPTER 4: LOOKING FORWARD: THE FATE OF THE UNIVERSEDifficulties and Their Solutions; Inflation; Dark Matter; WIMPs; Dark Energy and the Runaway Universe; CONCLUSION; GLOSSARY; FOR MORE INFORMATION; FOR FURTHER READING; INDEX; BACK COVER.
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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 f.

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