The Cosmological Background Radiation

The Cosmological Background Radiation

by Marc Lachieze-Rey, Edgard Gunzig
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521574374

ISBN-13: 9780521574372

Pub. Date: 07/28/1999

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is an introduction to the physics, astrophysics and cosmology of the cosmic microwave background radiation. The standard big bang model of the universe is adopted at the outset. The topics then covered include the origin of the background, then intrinsic fluctuations, followed by the universe and background radiation after recombination. Finally, measurement of…  See more details below

Overview

This is an introduction to the physics, astrophysics and cosmology of the cosmic microwave background radiation. The standard big bang model of the universe is adopted at the outset. The topics then covered include the origin of the background, then intrinsic fluctuations, followed by the universe and background radiation after recombination. Finally, measurement of the radiation and its anisotropies is presented, together with a review of the current status of results and experiments. The level is ideally suited to final-year undergraduates in physics or astronomy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521574372
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/1999
Series:
International Hydrology Series
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgement
1Introduction1
2The standard big bang models7
3Galaxy formation33
4The origin of the microwave background73
5Intrinsic fluctuations in the CMBR95
6After recombination109
7Measuring the CMBR137
8Measurements of the anisotropy177
Conclusions233
Bibliography239
Index243

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