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2. Einstein and all that

2. Einstein and all that  

Peter Coles

in Cosmology: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776687
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854162.003.0002
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chapter
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9780192854162
Physicists are fascinated with gravity, they don't take it for granted. An understanding of gravity is essential to an understanding of the Universe as a whole. ‘Einstein and all that’ ... More
3. First principles

3. First principles  

Peter Coles

in Cosmology: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776687
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854162.003.0003
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chapter
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9780192854162
The general theory of relativity came out in 1915 and, almost immediately Einstein sought to explain the large-scale behaviour of the entire cosmos. ‘First principles’ discusses the role ... More
8. A theory of everything?

8. A theory of everything?  

Peter Coles

in Cosmology: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776687
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854162.003.0008
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9780192854162
The second major revolution in theoretical physics (after the theory of relativity) was the birth of quantum mechanics. We understand a lot about relativity, and by contrast we understand ... More
1. A brief history

1. A brief history  

Peter Coles

in Cosmology: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2001
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776687
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854162.003.0001
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chapter
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9780192854162
Cosmology may be a relatively new science, but it asks some of the most ancient questions: is the universe infinite? How long has it been around? Will it ever end? ‘A brief history’ charts ... More
6. What's the matter with the Universe?

6. What's the matter with the Universe?  

Peter Coles

in Cosmology: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776687
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854162.003.0006
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chapter
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9780192854162
Is the Universe infinite or does it have a limit? Will the Big bang end in a Big Crunch? Can we describe space as curved? How much matter is there? What does it look like? ‘What's the ... More
4. The expanding Universe

4. The expanding Universe  

Peter Coles

in Cosmology: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2001
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776687
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854162.003.0004
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chapter
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9780192854162
Can we calculate the age of the Universe? Can we work out when it will end? ȘThe expanding Universe’ looks at how improved observational facilities allowed astronomers to begin making ... More
Cosmology: A Very Short Introduction

Cosmology: A Very Short Introduction  

Peter Coles

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2001
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776687
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854162.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780192854162
Cosmology: A Very Short Introductionexplains what cosmology is and what cosmologists do, looks at the history of the subject, the development of the Big Bang theory, and more ... More

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