The Inflationary Universe: The Quest for a New Theory of Cosmic Origins

The Inflationary Universe: The Quest for a New Theory of Cosmic Origins

by Alan H. Guth
     
 

A look into some of the most complex aspects of theoretical physics. See more details below

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A look into some of the most complex aspects of theoretical physics.

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ISBN-13:
9780201149425
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley
Publication date:
04/01/1997
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
6.37(w) x 9.49(h) x 1.27(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
1The Ultimate Free Lunch1
2The Cosmic Vista from Ithaca, New York17
3The Birth of Modern Cosmology33
4Echoes of a Scorching Past57
5Condensation of the Primordial Soup85
6Matters of Matter and Antimatter105
7The Particle Physics Revolution of the 1970s115
8Grand Unified Theories131
9Combatting the Magnetic Monopole Menace147
10The Inflationary Universe167
11The Aftermath of Discovery189
12The New Inflationary Universe201
13Wrinkles on a Smooth Background213
14Observational Clues from Deep Below and Far Beyond237
15The Eternally Existing, Self-Reproducing Inflationary Universe245
16Wormholes and the Creation of Universes in the Laboratory253
17A Universe Ex Nihilo271
Epilogue277
App. AGravitational Energy289
App. BNewton and the Infinite Static Universe295
App. CBlackbody Radiation299
App. DUnits and Measures305
Notes311
Glossary325
Credits345
Index347

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