The Expanding Universe (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
236
Utgivningsdatum
2009-02-11
Förlag
Cambridge University Press
Medarbetare
Robert W., Smith
Illustrationer
black & white illustrations
Dimensioner
228 x 152 x 19 mm
Vikt
362 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
2:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Perfect Bound on Creme w/Gloss Lam
ISBN
9780521130066
The Expanding Universe (häftad)

The Expanding Universe

Astronomy's 'Great Debate', 1900-1931

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In the years between 1900 and 1931 astronomers witnessed three startling changes in their view of the Universe. First, the accepted value of the size of the star system, which increased by a factor of ten; secondly, evidence forced the acceptance of the fact that there are other star systems beyond our own Galaxy; and lastly, that observation of these external galaxies disclosed the expansion of the Universe. This book, originally published in 1982, describes and explains in detail these shifts in opinion, considering them in the light of theories and ideas on the nature of the Universe, were current at the beginning of the twentieth century. Archive material is used to provide major interpretations of several of the processes and events associated with these shifts such as the 'Great Debate' between Harlow Shapley and H. D. Curtis in 1920 on 'The scale of the Universe'. This book with be of interest to professional and amateur astronomers as well as historians of science.
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Preface; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations of manuscript sources; 1. The revival of the island universe theory; 2. Shapley's model of the Galaxy and the 'Great Debate'; 3. The Debate ends; 4. The development of the island universe theory 1925 to 1931; 5. The velocity-distance relation: its origins and development to 1931; Bibliography; Index.