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Paper: The Varieties of Universal Expansion: Eddington and the Complexities of Early Cosmology
Volume: 471, Origins of the Expanding Universe: 1912-1932
Page: 39
Authors: Stanley, M.
Abstract: A.S. Eddington was one of the handful of astronomers conversant with the many observational and theoretical factors at play in early 20th-century cosmology. Early relativistic cosmology touched on deep issues in several fields, and these diverse disciplinary requirements gave rise to a great deal of confusion about precisely what “expansion” meant and what implications that had for the construction of cosmological models. Eddington's efforts to resolve these difficulties help show the profound technical, conceptual, and philosophical difficulties that attended early ideas regarding an expanding universe.
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