Cosmology: The Origin and Evolution of Cosmic Structure / Edition 2

Cosmology: The Origin and Evolution of Cosmic Structure / Edition 2

by Peter Coles, Francesco Lucchin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471489093

ISBN-13: 9780471489092

Pub. Date: 07/28/2002

Publisher: Wiley

Cosmology: The Origin and Evolution of Cosmic Structures, Second Edition, is a modern introduction to this fascinating and fast developing subject. The book provides a unique bridge between introductory and advanced material, starting with the elementary foundations of basic cosmological theory, to 'state-of-the-art' frontier research. Extensively revised and

Overview

Cosmology: The Origin and Evolution of Cosmic Structures, Second Edition, is a modern introduction to this fascinating and fast developing subject. The book provides a unique bridge between introductory and advanced material, starting with the elementary foundations of basic cosmological theory, to 'state-of-the-art' frontier research. Extensively revised and updated, the Second Edition includes the latest observational and theoretical developments. The book is fully illustrated throughout with completely updated references.

Features:
* Recent observational breakthroughs including high redshift supernovae, CMB measurements, gravitational lensing and galaxy studies.

* The latest theoretical developments, such as supercomputer simulations and semi-analytical galaxy formation

* Around 100 graded problems, ranging from basic cosmology to advanced topics.
This book will be invaluable to advanced undergraduates and postgraduates taking cosmology courses and will also be a useful reference for researchers in the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471489092
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/28/2002
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

PARTIAL TABLE OF CONTENTS:

COSMOLOGICAL MODELS.

The Relativistic Universe.

The Friedmann Models.

EVOLUTION OF THE BIG BANG MODEL.

Physical Properties of the Hot Big Bang.

The Big Bang and Quantum Gravity.

The Hadron and Lepton Eras.

The Plasma Era.

STRUCTURE FORMATION BY GRAVITATIONAL INSTABILITY.

Introduction to Jeans Theory.

The Origin of Structure I: Baryons Only.

The Origin of Structure II: Non-Baryonic Matter.

Cosmological Perturbations.

OBSERVATIONAL TESTS.

Statistics of Galaxy Clustering.

The Cosmic Microwave Background.

Peculiar Motions of Galaxies.

The Post-Recombination Universe.

Index.

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