Author: Steven Weinberg
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198526827
Size: 14.60 MB
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This is a uniquely comprehensive and detailed treatment of the theoretical and observational foundations of modern cosmology, by a Nobel Laureate in Physics. It gives up-to-date and self contained accounts of the theories and observations that have made the past few decades a golden age of cosmology.

Cosmological Physics

Author: J. A. Peacock
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521422701
Size: 15.42 MB
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An eagerly-awaited, comprehensive and authoritative introduction to contemporary cosmology; for advanced undergraduate and graduate students.

Physical Foundations Of Cosmology

Author: V. F. Mukhanov
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521563984
Size: 17.78 MB
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Textbook in cosmology covering established and speculative research for advanced students of physics and astrophysics.


Author: Hermann Bondi
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521141184
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This volume represents an important stage in the development of cosmology as a distinct branch of physics.


Author: Marc Lachi├Ęze-Rey
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521479665
Size: 12.92 MB
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This book delivers a quantitative account of cosmology, designed for a nonspecialist audience. The author outlines basic principles using simple math and physics, but still provides rigorous models of the universe. He offers an ideal introduction to the key ideas in cosmology, without going into technical details. The approach used is based on the fundamental ideas of general relativity, such as the spacetime interval, comoving coordinates, and spacetime curvature. The book provides an up-to-date and thoughtful discussion of the Big Bang and the crucial questions of structure and galaxy formation. The author also briefly discusses questions of method and philosophical approaches in cosmology. Advanced undergraduates in either physics or mathematics will benefit greatly from this book, either as a course text or as a supplementary guide to cosmology courses.


Author: Michael Rowan-Robinson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198527470
Size: 15.92 MB
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This is a substantially revised and updates new edition of a classic introductory textbook. Although there are a wealth of cosmology texts at postgraduate level, Cosmology remains the classic introduction to modern cosmology for undergraduates. While designed as the main text for a course given at second or third year level, it is sufficiently self-contained for anyone with school science to understand. There is a strong emphasis on observational cosmology, with introductory chapters on the visible universe, our galaxy and other galaxies and the empirical basis for cosmological theory. After an account of the big bang model, there are chapters on the early stages of the big bang and galaxy formation. Finally, there are chapters on cosmological tests and on alternative theories. One feature of the book it its updated epilogue of twenty controversies on cosmology today. The latest results from the WMAP mission are included and a wealth of new material, including a stronger emphasis on the cosmological constant. It has an extensive glossary and the exercises have been substantially expanded. A stronger emphasis on the physical basis for cosmology is included throughout.