Historical aspects of post-1850 cosmology

  title={Historical aspects of post-1850 cosmology},
  author={Helge S. Kragh},
  journal={arXiv: History and Philosophy of Physics},
  • Helge S. Kragh
  • Published 2014
  • Physics
  • arXiv: History and Philosophy of Physics
  • Cosmology as an exact physical science is of new date, but it has long roots in the past. This essay is concerned with four important themes in the history of cosmological thought which, if taken together, offer a fairly comprehensive account of the some of the key developments that have led to the modern understanding of the universe. Apart from the first section, dealing with early views of curved space, it focuses on mainstream cosmology from the expanding universe about 1930 to the… CONTINUE READING
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