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
     
 

ISBN-10: 0201149427

ISBN-13: 9780201149425

Pub. Date: 04/01/1997

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

Guth's long-awaited account is remarkable both for its clear explanation of the nearly inconceivable and for the personal sense Guth conveys of what it felt like to do theoretical physics during the 1970s and 1980s.--Scientific American  See more details below

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Guth's long-awaited account is remarkable both for its clear explanation of the nearly inconceivable and for the personal sense Guth conveys of what it felt like to do theoretical physics during the 1970s and 1980s.--Scientific American

Product Details

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 ix(4)
Preface xiii
1 The Ultimate Free Lunch
1(16)
2 The Cosmic Vista from Ithaca, New York
17(16)
3 The Birth of Modern Cosmology
33(24)
4 Echoes of a Scorching Past
57(28)
5 Condensation of the Primordial Soup
85(20)
6 Matters of Matter and Antimatter
105(10)
7 The Particle Physics Revolution of the 1970s
115(16)
8 Grand Unified Theories
131(16)
9 Combatting the Magnetic Monopole Menace
147(20)
10 The Inflationary Universe
167(22)
11 The Aftermath of Discovery
189(12)
12 The New Inflationary Universe
201(12)
13 Wrinkles on a Smooth Background
213(24)
14 Observational Clues from Deep Below and Far Beyond
237(8)
15 The Eternally Existing, Self-Reproducing Inflationary Universe
245(8)
16 Wormholes and the Creation of Universes in the Laboratory
253(18)
17 A Universe Ex Nihilo
271(6)
Epilogue 277(34)
APPENDIX A Gravitational Energy 289(6)
APPENDIX B Newton and the Infinite Static Universe 295(4)
APPENDIX C Blackbody Radiation 299(6)
APPENDIX D Units and Measures 305(6)
Notes 311(14)
Glossary 325(20)
Credits 345(2)
Index 347

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