Classical Cosmology

  • M. S. Longair
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 187)


Some of the problems of determining the cosmological parameters, H 0, q 0, Ω0, Λ and T 0 are discussed. It is argued that direct physical methods of determining cosmological distances are to be preferred to those which involve the use of ‘standard’ properties of distant objects. Although these are not easy, the realisation of these methods should be a key objective for the astrophysical cosmology of the 21st century.


Cosmological Constant Radio Source Radio Galaxy Cosmological Parameter Stellar Population 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. S. Longair
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  1. 1.Cavendish LaboratoryCambridgeUK

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