The Primordial Density Perturbation: Cosmology, Inflation and the Origin of Structure

The Primordial Density Perturbation: Cosmology, Inflation and the Origin of Structure

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by David H. Lyth, Andrew R. Liddle
     
 

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ISBN-10: 052182849X

ISBN-13: 9780521828499

Pub. Date: 06/30/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This graduate-level textbook gives a thorough account of theoretical cosmology and perturbations in the early Universe, describing their observational consequences and showing how to relate such observations to primordial physical processes, particularly cosmological inflation. With ambitious observational programs complementing ever-increasing sophistication in

Overview

This graduate-level textbook gives a thorough account of theoretical cosmology and perturbations in the early Universe, describing their observational consequences and showing how to relate such observations to primordial physical processes, particularly cosmological inflation. With ambitious observational programs complementing ever-increasing sophistication in theoretical modeling, cosmological studies will remain at the cutting edge of astrophysical studies for the foreseeable future.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521828499
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/30/2009
Pages:
516
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1. Overview; Part I. Relativity: 2. Special relativity; 3. General relativity; Part II. The Universe after the First Second: 4. The unperturbed Universe; 5. The primordial density perturbation; 6. Stochastic properties; 7. Newtonian perturbations; 8. General relativistic perturbations; 9. The matter distribution; 10. Cosmic microwave background anistropy; 11. Boltzmann hierarchy and polarization; 12. Isocurvature and tensor modes; Part III. Field Theory: 13. Scalar fields and gravity; 14. Internal symmetry; 15. Quantum field theory; 16. The Standard Model; 17. Supersymmetry; Part IV. Inflation and the Early Universe: 18. Slow-roll inflation; 19. More inflation paradigms; 20. Reheating and phase transitions; 21. Baryon number, CDM and dark energy; 22. Generating field perturbations at horizon exit; 23. Generating ζ at horizon exit; 24. Generating ζ and Si after horizon exit; 25. Slow-roll inflation and observation; Appendixes; Index.

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