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Cosmology : the science of the universe

Author: Edward Robert Harrison
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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What is cosmology? - Early scientific cosmology - Cartesian and Newtonian world systems - Cosmology after Newton and before Einstein - Stars - Galaxies - Location and the cosmic center - Containment and the cosmic edge - Space and time - Curved space - Special relativity - General relativity - Black holes - Expansion of the universe - Cosmic redshifts - Newtonian cosmology - Cosmic box - Many universes -  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Robert Harrison
ISBN: 052166148X 9780521661485
OCLC Number: 318274511
Notes: Reimpresión con correcciones, 2003.
Description: x, 567 p. : il., mapas ; 26 cm
Contents: Prefaces; Introduction; Part I: 1. What is cosmology?; 2. Early scientific cosmology; 3. Cartesian and Newtonian world systems; 4. Cosmology after Newton and before Einstein; 5. Stars; 6. Galaxies; 7. Location and the cosmic center; 8. Containment and the cosmic edge; 9. Space and time; Part II: 10. Curved space; 11. Special relativity; 12. General relativity; 13. Black holes; 14. Expansion of the universe; 15. Cosmic redshifts; 16. Newtonian cosmology; 17. Cosmic box; 18. Many universes; 19. Observational cosmology; Part III: 20. The early universe; 21. Horizons in the universe; 22. Inflation; 23. The cosmic numbers; 24. Darkness at night; 25. Creation of the universe; 26. Life in the universe; Index.
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In this thoroughly revised and updated second edition, Professor Harrison comprehensively surveys man's current understanding of the universe and its history. Tracing the rise of the scientific  Read more...

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