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Degree in a Book: Cosmology: Everything You Need to Know to Master the Subject - in One Book!

Degree in a Book: Cosmology: Everything You Need to Know to Master the Subject - in One Book!

by Sten Odenwald


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A Degree in a Book: Cosmology is the perfect introduction to cosmology, astronomy and astrophysics, written by one of NASA's leading astronomers and educators.

Filled with helpful diagrams, suggestions for further reading and easily digestible history sections, this book makes it easier than ever to understand the workings of the universe. Featuring the most important ideas in the field, including the Theory of Relativity, the Standard Model, Loop Quantum Gravity, and Supersymmetry, it covers the whole breadth of cosmology.

It will help you answer questions such as:
• How do we know the universe is expanding?
• What is the theory of relativity?
• How does the Higgs mechanism work?
• What is dark matter?

This book provides you with the essential foundations for understanding the science behind the universe we live in.

ABOUT THE SERIES: Get the knowledge of a degree for the price of a book in Arcturus Publishing's A Degree in a Book series. Featuring handy timelines, information boxes, feature spreads and margin annotations, these illustrated books are perfect for anyone wishing to master seemingly complex subject with ease and enjoyment.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781789505511
Publisher: Arcturus Publishing Limited
Publication date: 10/15/2019
Series: Degree in a Book , #3
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,122,693
Product dimensions: 9.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Sten Odenwald is the Director of the STEM Resource Development project at NASA, a long-time astronomer and he is passionate about promoting science education. Over the course of his career, he has taught at Harvard University and the Smithsonian Institution, he has appeared on TV for National Geographic and has written numerous articles for magazines ranging from Astronomy magazine to Scientific American. He also runs the blog 'The Astronomy Café', where he seeks to bring cosmology and astronomy to a wider audience.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Discovering the Universe
Chapter 2: Composition of the Universe
Chapter 3: The Relativity Revolution: Space 2.0
Chapter 4: Relativistic Cosmology
Chapter 5: The Dark Universe
Chapter 6: What is Matter?
Chapter 7: Beyond the Standard Model
Chapter 8: The Bewildering Galaxy Zoo
Chapter 9: The First Stars and Galaxies
Chapter 10: The Origin of Primordial Elements
Chapter 11: Inflationary Cosmology
Chapter 12: Cosmogenesis
Chapter 13: The Far Future
Chapter 14: Time

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