A unified treatment of the various techniques used for distance determination 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. Measuring the universe begins by describing methods of measuring distances on earth then climbs the various rungs of the distance ladder that takes us all the way to an estimation of the distances of the farthest known objects in the universe. Distance determination finding out how far away different astronomical objects are is an essential and currently highly topical subject in astronomy a great deal of progress has been made during the last part of the 20th century measuring the universe provides a unified treatment of the. This video is unavailable watch queue queue watch queue queue. There is some math but it doesnt feel like a textbook for anyone interested in understanding the cosmological distance ladder this book is a must have the chapters include chapter 1 evolution of ideas of space and time earliest ideas greek ideas about space and time the historical background to the cosmological distance ladder
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