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Measuring the universe.

Brinton, Henry

Measuring the universe.

by Brinton, Henry

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Published by Methuen in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Astronomy -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesMethuen"s outlines
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQB15 .B7 1962b
    The Physical Object
    Pagination100 p.
    Number of Pages100
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5224855M
    LC Control Number75208244

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Measuring the Universe is the first history of the evolution of cosmic dimensions, from the work of Eratosthenes and Aristarchus in the third century B.C. to the efforts of Edmond Halley.

out of 5 stars Measuring the Universe, by Stephen Webb This is an excellent account and a well-written history of how we meaure distances within the solar system, galaxy, cosmos.

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More than 2, years ago, Eratosthenes, in Alexandria, used a stick, a hole in the ground, sunllght at summer solstice, and elementary geometry to measure the circumference of the Earth with surprising accuracy, long before anyone was able to circumnavigate it/5.

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to the efforts of Edmond Halley (—).Cited by: Measuring the Universe is an eloquent chronicle of the men and women– from Aristarchus to Cassini, Sir Isaac Newton to Henrietta Leavitt and Stephen Hawking–who have gradually unlocked the mysteries of "how far" and in so doing have changed our ideas about the size and nature of the universe and our place in it.

Kitty Ferguson reveals their methods to have been as inventive as their results were–and Cited by: This book is about measuring photons. Therefore, we lead off with a short description of how their production is treated in radiation physics.

To compute the emission of an object, consider a projected area of a surface element of it, dA, onto a plane perpendicular to the direction of observation (Figure ). Measuring the Universe took place over the course of nearly three months at MoMA, and the accumulation of thousands of measurements formed a thick, ragged black band that encircled the gallery walls.

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The text 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.5/5.

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Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(3). 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.

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Measuring and Modeling the Universe book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. This comprehensive volume reviews the current theory a 3/5(1). The universe is a big, big place. Throughout history, humans have used a variety of techniques and methods to help them answer the questions 'How far?' and 'How big?' Generations of explorers have looked deeper and deeper into the vast expanse of the universe.

And the journey continues today, as new methods are used, and new discoveries are made. Measuring the Universe - by George H. Rieke July We use cookies to distinguish you from other users and to provide you with a better experience on our websites.Measuring the Universe: A Multiwavelength Perspective by George H.

Rieke. Digital Rights Management (DRM) The publisher has supplied this book in encrypted form, which means that you need to install free software in order to unlock and read it.Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Brinton, Henry, Measuring the universe. London, Methuen [] (OCoLC)