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Eddington : the Most Distinguished Astrophysicist of his Time

Author: S Chandrasekhar
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1984.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is based on two lectures given in Cambridge by Professor Chandrasckhar to mark the centenary of the birth of Arthur Stanley Eddington. The text describes Eddington's major contributions to astrophysics and to general relativity. The approach is not technical, although it will mainly be of interest to professionals in astronomy, applied mathematics and the history of modern astronomy.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Named Person: Arthur Stanley Eddington, Sir; Arthur Stanley Eddington, Sir
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: S Chandrasekhar
ISBN: 9780511897955 0511897952 9780521257466 0521257468
OCLC Number: 776960797
Notes: Title from publishers bibliographic system (viewed on 22 Dec 2011).
Description: 1 online resource (72 pages)
Contents: 1. Eddington: the most distinguished astrophysicist of his time; 2. Eddington: the expositor and the exponent of general relativity; References; Notes on the photographs (figs. 2 and 3); Index.
Responsibility: S. Chandrasekhar.

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