Cosmology

The Origin and Evolution of Cosmic Structure

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Author: Prof Peter Coles,Prof Francesco Lucchin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470852992

Category: Science

Page: 512

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This is the 2nd edition of a highly successful title on this fascinating and complex subject. Concentrating primarily on the theory behind the origin and the evolution of the universe, and where appropriate relating it to observation, the new features of the this addition include: An overall introduction to the book Two new chapters: Gravitational Lensing and Gravitational Waves Each part has a collection of exercises with solutions to numerical parts at the end of the book Contains a table of physical constants The addition of a consolidated bibilography

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Modern Cosmology

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Author: Helge Kragh,Malcolm Longair

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192549979

Category: Science

Page: 560

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Scientific and popular literature on modern cosmology is very extensive; however, scholarly works on the historical development of cosmology are few and scattered. The Oxford Handbook of the History of Modern Cosmology offers a comprehensive and authoritative account of the history of cosmology from the late nineteenth century to the early twenty-first century. It provides historical background to what we know about the universe today, including not only the successes but also the many false starts. Big Bang theory features prominently, but so does the defunct steady state theory. The book starts with a chapter on the pre-Einstein period (1860-1910) and ends with chapters on modern developments such as inflation, dark energy and multiverse hypotheses. The chapters are organized chronologically, with some focusing on theory and others more on observations and technological advances. A few of the chapters discuss more general ideas, relating to larger contexts such as politics, economy, philosophy and world views.

About Time

Cosmology and Culture at the Twilight of the Big Bang

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Author: Adam Frank

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439169608

Category: History

Page: 432

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Offers an explanation for the origin of the universe with new theories from cosmology, including time with no beginning, parallel universes, and eternal inflation.

A Pan-Chromatic View of Clusters of Galaxies and the Large-Scale Structure

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Author: Manolis Plionis,O. López-Cruz,D. Hughes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1402069413

Category: Science

Page: 471

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The reviews presented in this volume cover a huge range of cluster of galaxies topics. Readers will find the book essential reading on subjects such as the physics of the ICM gas, the internal cluster dynamics, and the detection of clusters using different observational techniques. The expert chapter authors also cover the huge advances being made in analytical or numerical modeling of clusters, weak and strong lensing effects, and the large scale structure as traced by clusters.

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.

Earth Sciences History

Journal of the History of the Earth Sciences Society

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Earth sciences

Page: N.A

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Principles of Physical Cosmology

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Author: Phillip James Edwin Peebles

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691019338

Category: Science

Page: 718

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During the last twenty years, dramatic improvements in methods of observing astrophysical phenomena from the ground and in space have added to our knowledge of what the universe is like now and what it was like in the past, going back to the hot big bang. In this overview of today's physical cosmology, P.J.E. Peebles shows how observation has combined with theoretical elements to establish the subject as a mature science, while he also discusses the most notable recent attempts to understand the origin and structure of the universe. A successor to Peebles's classic volume Physical Cosmology (Princeton, 1971), the book is a comprehensive overview addressed not only to students but also to scientists active in fields outside cosmology. The first chapter of the work presents the elements of physical cosmology, including the history of the discovery of the expanding universe. The second, on the cosmological tests that measure the geometry of spacetime, discusses general relativity theory as the basis for the tests, and then surveys the broad variety of ways the tests can be applied with the new generations of telescopes and detectors. The third chapter deals with the origin of galaxies and the large-scale structure of the universe, and reviews ideas about how the evolution of the universe might be traced back to very early epochs when structure originated. Each section of these chapters begins with an introduction that can be understood with no special knowledge beyond undergraduate physics, and then progresses to more specialized topics. P.J.E. Peebles is Albert Einstein Professor of Science at Princeton University. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Royal Society.

Galaxy Formation

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Author: Malcolm Longair

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540734775

Category: Science

Page: 738

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Delineating the huge strides taken in cosmology in the past ten years, this much-anticipated second edition of Malcolm Longair's highly appreciated textbook has been extensively and thoroughly updated. It tells the story of modern astrophysical cosmology from the perspective of one of its most important and fundamental problems – how did the galaxies come about? Longair uses this approach to introduce the whole of what may be called "classical cosmology". What’s more, he describes how the study of the origin of galaxies and larger-scale structures in the Universe has provided us with direct information about the physics of the very early Universe.