An Introduction to Modern Cosmology / Edition 2

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Overview

An Introduction to Modern Cosmology Second Edition is an accessible account of modern cosmological ideas. The Big Bang Cosmology is explored, looking at its observational successes in explaining the expansion and age of the universe, the existence and properties of the cosmic microwave background, and the origin of the light elements in the universe. Properties of the very early universe are also covered, including the motivation for the theory known as cosmological inflation. The Second Edition includes additional material on observational cosmology and structure formation.
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"...complete and up-to-date...an excellent introduction of cosmology, and at this level it is hard to beat...highly recommended." (Choice, Vol. 41, No. 6, February 2004)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470848357
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/9/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 1,057,740
  • Product dimensions: 6.75 (w) x 9.72 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Andrew Liddle
Institute for Astronomy, University of Edinburgh, UK

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Table of Contents

Preface
Constants, conversion factors and symbols
1 A (Very) Brief History of Cosmological Ideas 1
2 Observational Overview 3
3 Newtonian Gravity 17
4 The Geometry of the Universe 25
5 Simple Cosmological Models 33
6 Observational Parameters 45
7 The Cosmological Constant 51
8 The Age of the Universe 57
9 The Density of the Universe and Dark Matter 63
10 The Cosmic Microwave Background 75
11 The Early Universe 85
12 Nucleosynthesis: The Origin of the Light Elements 91
13 The Inflationary Universe 99
14 The Initial Singularity 111
15 Overview: The Standard Cosmological Model 115
Bibliography 161
Numerical answers and hints to problems 163
Index 167
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