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An introduction to distance measurement in astronomy.

9780470511794

An introduction to distance measurement in astronomy.

De Grijs, Richard.

John Wiley & Sons

2011

313 pages

$130.00

Hardcover

QB991

Intended for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, this volume on astronomy explores the history, present, and future of astrophysical distance measurement, examining the theory and practice of cutting edge techniques. Organized by measurement techniques appropriate for distance ranges, the work covers processes for examining the solar system, the Milky Way and the Local Group, the Virgo Cluster, and the space between nearby galaxy clusters and cosmological distances. Additional chapters address basic principles of astrophysical distance measurement, systematic uncertainties and common problems and emerging technologies and theories. The volume includes numerous full color illustrations, charts and tables. De Grijs is a professor of astrophysics at the Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at Peking University, China.

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