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Rival theories of cosmology

Rival theories of cosmology

a symposium and discussion of modern theories of the structure of the universe [by] H. Bondi [and others]

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Published by Oxford University Press in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cosmology

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsBondi, Hermann., British Broadcasting Corporation
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQB981 T49
    The Physical Object
    Pagination64p.
    Number of Pages64
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16540133M

    Cosmological Theories Through History "Cosmos" is just another word for universe, and "cosmology" is the study of the origin, evolution and fate of the of the best minds in history - both philosophers and scientists - have applied themselves to an understanding of just what the universe is and where it came from, suggesting in the process a bewildering variety of theories and. Views of Astronomy and Cosmology Let us nowreturn to a more detailed consideration of The Universe at Large and Rival Theories of Cosmology. The chapters of the first work fall into two different groups. In chapters 2 and 5 through 12 as much stress is laid on the results of observation as on those of theory, and conclusions are pre Cited by: 7.

    The book explores several open questions in the philosophy of statistical mechanics. Each chapter is written by a leading expert in the field. Here is a list of some questions that are addressed in the book: 1) Boltzmann showed how the phenomenological gas laws of thermodynamics can be derived from statistical mechanics. in chapter 1 of Rival Theories. In this book we find him, a doughty warrior outnumbered two to one, stoutly main-taining the general relativity point of view that scientific cosmology should be based on the laws of physics as we know them from experiment and ob? servation rather than on hypotheses and principles laid down a priori.

      Sean Carroll's book Spacetime and Geometry: an Introduction to General Relativity is a great, fairly-modern introduction to the subject. Weinberg's book Gravitation and Cosmology: Principles and Applications of the General Theory of Relativity, though a fair bit older, is great, as well. Beginnings of Cosmology. Humans have always held ideas about how the universe originated. But it wasn’t until advances in the 20th century, including Albert Einstein’s theories of relativity.


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