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Space Exploration

Measuring the Universe

The Cosmological Distance Ladder

Authors: Webb, Stephen

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Distance determination - finding out how far away different astronomical objects are - is an essential and currently highly topical subject in astronomy. A great deal of progress has been made during the last part of the 20th century. Measuring the Universe provides a unified treatment of the various techniques used for distance determination. It begins by describing methods to measure distances on Earth then gradually climbs the "distance ladder" to enable us to estimate the distance to the farthest objects, ending with a discussion of particle horizons within an expanding and inflationary universe. Aimed at first-year undergraduates of astronomy and astrophysics, the book emphasises general physical principles rather than mathematical detail. The text is enhanced and complemented by the use of many worked examples, and questions and problem solving exercises at the end of each chapter.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Measuring the Universe
Book Subtitle
The Cosmological Distance Ladder
Authors
Series Title
Space Exploration
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
Softcover ISBN
978-1-85233-106-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 342
Additional Information
Jointly published with Praxis Publishing, UK
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