A range of textbooks and teacher support materials for AS and A level Pre 2008 specification. Cosmology has been developed specifically for the specifications for Advanced Level Physics for teaching from September 2000. In combination with other books in the series it provides full coverage of the Advanced Level specifications. Learning objectives are clearly defined, so that students know exactly what they need to learn. Self-assessment questions (with answers) and exam-style end-of-chapter exercises offer excellent opportunities for independent study. Chapter introductions and summaries provide the basis for structured revision. Full-colour illustration and student-friendly design make the science accessible to all.
Introduction; Prelude: Cosmology before Copernicus; 1. The Copernican revolution; 2. Beyond the solar system; 3. Reading the radiation from stars; 4. The life-histories of stars; 5. The origin and future of the Universe; 6. The special theory of relativity; 7. The general theory of relativity; Answers to questions; Glossary; Index