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The Expanding Universe: Astronomy's 'Great Debate', 1900-1931

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This classic book, long out of print, investigates the experimental determination of one of the fundamental constants of astrophysics and its significance for astronomy. The equations of general relativity include a constant lambda in their solution. If lambda is non-zero and positive, this represents the existence of a phenomenon of cosmical repulsion. In this book Eddington discussed the implications of this for models of the universe. The book offers a unique sidelight upon the history of ideas and Eddington's artistry. ...

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The Expanding Universe: Astronomy's 'Great Debate', 1900-1931
1988, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521349765

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