Introduction to Cosmology

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Author: Barbara Ryden

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107154839

Category: Science

Page: 273

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A substantial update of this award-winning and highly regarded cosmology textbook, for advanced undergraduates in physics and astronomy.

An Introduction to Cosmology

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Author: J. V. Narlikar

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521793766

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 541

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Fully updated edition of the successful introductory graduate textbook on modern cosmology.

Introduction to Cosmology

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Author: Barbara Sue Ryden

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 244

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Introduction to Cosmology provides a rare combination of a solid foundation of the core physical concepts of cosmology and the most recent astronomical observations. The book is designed for advanced undergraduates or beginning graduate students and assumes no prior knowledge of general relativity. An emphasis is placed on developing the readers' physical insight rather than losing them with complex math. An approachable writing style and wealth of fresh and imaginative analogies from "everyday" physics are used to make the concepts of cosmology more accessible. The book is unique in that it not only includes recent major developments in cosmology, like the cosmological constant and accelerating universe, but also anticipates key developments expected in the next few years, such as detailed results on the cosmic microwave background.

Einführung in die moderne Kosmologie

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Author: Andrew Liddle

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527670920

Category: Science

Page: 217

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Dank sich stets verbessernder boden- und weltraumgestützter Teleskope stehen der Kosmologie inzwischen Daten zur Verfügung, die Rückschlüsse auf immer frühere Phasen des Universums und Vergleiche mit Modellvorstellungen erlauben. Daher gewinnt die Kosmologie in den Astronomiekursen der Universitäten beständig an Wichtigkeit. Die "Einführung in die Moderne Kosmologie" ist eine anschauliche und leicht verständliche Darstellung moderner kosmologischer Konzepte, die neben zahlreichen Beispielen und Übungsaufgaben auch Hinweise und Endergebnisse enthält, sodass das Erlernte sofort ausprobiert und kontrolliert werden kann. Das Buch ist klar eingeteilt und behandelt in sechs separaten Kapiteln Themen für Fortgeschrittene, darunter relativistische Kosmologie und Neutrino-Kosmologie. Die vorliegende Übersetzung der zweiten Auflage wurde wesentlich ergänzt und erweitert und umfasst neueste Beobachtungsergebnisse sowie zusätzliches Material zur empirischen Kosmologie und Strukturbildung.

Introduction to Cosmology

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Author: Matts Roos

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118923286

Category: Science

Page: 288

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The Fourth Edition of Introduction to Cosmology provides a concise, authoritative study of cosmology at an introductory level. Starting from elementary principles and the early history of cosmology, the text carefully guides the student on to curved spacetimes, special and general relativity, gravitational lensing, the thermal history of the Universe, and cosmological models, including extended gravity models, black holes and Hawking's recent conjectures on the not-so-black holes. Introduction to Cosmology, Fourth Edition includes: New theoretical approaches and in-depth material on observational astrophysics and expanded sections on astrophysical phenomena Illustrations throughout and comprehensive references with problems at the end of each chapter and a rich index at the end of the book Latest observational results from WMAP9, ACT, and Planck, and all cosmological parameters have been brought up to date. This text is invaluable for undergraduate students in physics and astrophysics taking a first course in cosmology. Extensively revised, this latest edition extends the chapter on cosmic inflation to the recent schism on eternal inflation and multiverses. Dark matter is discussed on galaxy and cluster scales, and dark matter candidates are presented, some requiring a five-dimensional universe and several representing various types of exotica. In the context of cosmic structures the cold dark matter paradigm is described. Dark energy models include the cosmological constant, quintessence and other single field models, f(R) models and models requiring extra dimensions.

Einführung in die Extragalaktische Astronomie und Kosmologie

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Author: Peter Schneider

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3540305890

Category: Science

Page: 452

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In diesem kompetent geschriebenen Lehrbuch wird, ausgehend von der Beschreibung unserer Milchstraße, die Astronomie der Galaxien und ihrer großräumigen Verteilung eingehend dargestellt und schließlich im kosmologischen Kontext diskutiert. Aufbauend auf eine Einführung in die moderne beobachtende und theoretische Kosmologie wird die Entstehung von Strukturen und astronomischen Objekten im frühen Universum besprochen.

An Introduction to Cosmology and Particle Physics

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Author: R Dominguez Tenreiro,M Quirós

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 9813103833

Category: Science

Page: 440

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The book discusses, based on a series of lectures given by the authors at the Universidad Autonoma of Madrid discusses the relation between cosmology and particle physics at a pedagogical level. The topics covered contain much valuable introductory materials. Very useful as a text for graduate students in this field.

Introduction to Cosmology

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Author: Matts Roos

Publisher: John Wiley & Son Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 226

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Introduction to Cosmology Second Edition Matts Roos University of Helsinki, Finland This second edition of the very successful Introduction to Cosmology provides an authoritative yet concise study of cosmology at an introductory level. Beginning with elementary aspects, it will lead students on to some of the most advanced concepts, including relativity, cosmic inflation, phase transitions and galaxy formation. Fully illustrated and comprehensively referenced with problems at the end of each chapter, Introduction to Cosmology, Second Edition offers the following new features: * Thorough examination of the Hubble parameter and the age of the Universe with reference to measurement techniques * Completely new section on gravitational lenses and other tests of general relativity * Expanded sections on dark matter, black holes and cosmic microwave background Praise for the First Edition 'Introduction to Cosmology is first class.Even more students will want to become cosmologists with a book like this.Roos has got it right' -New Scientist 'It is rare to find an elementary discussion of such findings, and the book should prove a useful addition to more astronomically oriented introductory discussions of cosmology.Roos's text serves a useful niche in the undergraduate market'-Physics Today 'It is well recommended for undergraduates of physics or astrophysics'-Popular Astronomy

An Introduction to Cosmology

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Author: Jeremy Bernstein

Publisher: Pearson P T R

ISBN: 9780139055485

Category: Science

Page: 212

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Noted author Jeremy Bernstein explores the physics of cosmology without focusing on the full machinery of general relativity.

The Isotropic Universe

An Introduction to Cosmology

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Author: Derek J. Raine

Publisher: Inst of Physics Pub Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 253

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An introduction to modern ideas on cosmology and on the physical basis of the general theory of relativity. The title reflects the author's contention that the remarkable degree of isotropy, rather than the expansions, can be regarded as the central observational feature of the universe. The various theories and ideas in "big bang" cosmology are discussed, providing an insight into current problems. The book is written at an intermediate level, beyond that of the many elementary books on cosmology, as an introduction to the more advanced works and research literature.

An Introduction to Modern Cosmology

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Author: Andrew Liddle

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118502140

Category: Science

Page: 204

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An update of this bestselling textbook presenting a clear, concise and up-to-date introduction to cosmology for physicists or anyone with an interest in cosmology.

An Introduction to Galaxies and Cosmology

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Author: Mark H. Jones,Robert J. Lambourne,David John Adams

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521546232

Category: Science

Page: 442

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This introductory textbook has been designed by a team of experts for elementary university courses in astronomy and astrophysics. It starts with a detailed discussion of the structure and history of our own Galaxy, the Milky Way, and goes on to give a general introduction to normal and active galaxies including models for their formation and evolution. The second part of the book provides an overview of the wide range of cosmological models and discusses the Big Bang and the expansion of the Universe. Written in an accessible style that avoids complex mathematics, and illustrated in colour throughout, this book is suitable for self-study and will appeal to amateur astronomers as well as undergraduate students. It contains numerous helpful learning features such as boxed summaries, student exercises with full solutions, and a glossary of terms. The book is also supported by a website hosting further teaching materials.

An Introduction to Mathematical Cosmology

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Author: J. N. Islam,Jamal Nazrul Islam

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521499736

Category: Mathematics

Page: 248

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An introductory textbook on mathematical cosmology for beginning graduate students.

An Introduction to General Relativity and Cosmology

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Author: Jerzy Plebanski,Andrzej Krasinski

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113945840X

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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General relativity is a cornerstone of modern physics, and is of major importance in its applications to cosmology. Plebanski and Krasinski are experts in the field and in this book they provide a thorough introduction to general relativity, guiding the reader through complete derivations of the most important results. Providing coverage from a unique viewpoint, geometrical, physical and astrophysical properties of inhomogeneous cosmological models are all systematically and clearly presented, allowing the reader to follow and verify all derivations. For advanced undergraduates and graduates in physics and astronomy, this textbook will enable students to develop expertise in the mathematical techniques necessary to study general relativity.

An introduction to modern cosmology

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Author: Andrew R. Liddle

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 172

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A concise, accessible introduction to this exciting and dynamic subject. * Adopts an approach grounded in physics rather than mathematics. * Includes worked examples and student problems, along with hints for solving them and the numerical answers. * Many reviewers have commented that this is one of the best 'introductory undergraduate level' texts on the subject and they would all welcome a Second Edition.

Introduction to Astronomy and Cosmology

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Author: Ian Morison

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118681525

Category: Science

Page: 360

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Introduction to Astronomy & Cosmology is a modernundergraduate textbook, combining both the theory behind astronomywith the very latest developments. Written for science students,this book takes a carefully developed scientific approach to thisdynamic subject. Every major concept is accompanied by a workedexample with end of chapter problems to improve understanding Includes coverage of the very latest developments such asdouble pulsars and the dark galaxy. Beautifully illustrated in full colour throughout Supplementary web site with many additional full colour images,content, and latest developments.

From the Universe to the Elementary Particles

A First Introduction to Cosmology and the Fundamental Interactions

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Author: Ulrich Ellwanger

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642243754

Category: Science

Page: 192

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In this book, the author leads the reader, step by step and without any advanced mathematics, to a clear understanding of the foundations of modern elementary particle physics and cosmology. He also addresses current and controversial questions on topics such as string theory. The book contains gentle introductions to the theories of special and general relativity, and also classical and quantum field theory. The essential aspects of these concepts are understood with the help of simple calculations; for example, the force of gravity as a consequence of the curvature of the space-time. Also treated are the Big Bang, dark matter and dark energy, as well as the presently known interactions of elementary particles: electrodynamics, the strong and the weak interactions including the Higgs boson. Finally, the book sketches as yet speculative theories: Grand Unification theories, supersymmetry, string theory and the idea of additional dimensions of space-time. Since no higher mathematical or physics expertise is required, the book is also suitable for college and university students at the beginning of their studies. Hobby astronomers and other science enthusiasts seeking a deeper insight than can be found in popular treatments will also appreciate this unique book.

Cosmology: A Very Short Introduction

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Author: Peter Coles

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191579440

Category: Science

Page: 160

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This book is a simple, non-technical introduction to cosmology, explaining what it is and what cosmologists do. Peter Coles discusses the history of the subject, the development of the Big Bang theory, and more speculative modern issues like quantum cosmology, superstrings, and dark matter. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Introduction to General Relativity

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Author: John Dirk Walecka

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9812705848

Category: Science

Page: 342

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A working knowledge of Einstein's theory of general relativity is an essential tool for every physicist today. This self-contained book is an introductory text on the subject aimed at first-year graduate students, or advanced undergraduates, in physics that assumes only a basic understanding of classical Lagrangian mechanics. The mechanics problem of a point mass constrained to move without friction on a two-dimensional surface of arbitrary shape serves as a paradigm for the development of the mathematics and physics of general relativity. After reviewing special relativity, the basic principles of general relativity are presented, and the most important applications are discussed. The final special topics section guides the reader through a few important areas of current research.This book will allow the reader to approach the more advanced texts and monographs, as well as the continual influx of fascinating new experimental results, with a deeper understanding and sense of appreciation.