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How Cosmic Structure Grew

P. J. E. Peebles

in Cosmology's Century: An Inside History of Our Modern Understanding of the Universe

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691196022
eISBN:
9780691201665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196022.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter explores how the very evident departures from Albert Einstein's homogeneity—stars in galaxies in groups and clusters of galaxies—might have formed in an expanding universe. In the ... More


Micro-change

Penelope J. Corfield

in Time and the Shape of History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300115581
eISBN:
9780300137941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300115581.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter analyzes micro-change, one of the central dimensions of history. It explains that micro-change can be defined as evolution or gradualism and that a significant element of regular, ... More


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