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Facts and speculations in cosmology

Autor: Jayant Vishnu Narlikar; Geoffrey R Burbidge
Editora: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
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"The theory of the origin of the universe has advanced overtime through observational evidence as well as through a lot of speculation. In this historical approach to cosmology, the authors review our present ideas on the origin and large-scale structure of the universe against the backdrop of our astronomical knowledge. They argue that the speculative element has become a dominant part of modern cosmology, showing  Ler mais...
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Tipo de Documento: Livro
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: Jayant Vishnu Narlikar; Geoffrey R Burbidge
ISBN: 9780521865043 0521865042
Número OCLC: 191856074
Descrição: viii, 287 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Conteúdos: Ancient cosmologies --
The Greek epicycles --
Reaching out to the Milky Way --
Our position in the Galaxy --
The world of galaxies --
The expanding universe --
Modelling the universe --
What is the geometry of the universe like? --
A universe without a beginning and without an end --
The cosmological debate 1950-1965 --
The origin of the chemical elements --
Cosmic microwave background --
The very early universe --
Dark matter and dark energy --
An alternative cosmology --
Unfaced challenges in cosmology --
Epilogue.
Responsabilidade: Jayant V. Narlikar and Geoffrey Burbidge.

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Thought-provoking book for undergraduate students and general readers on the evolution of cosmology.  Ler mais...

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