Table of Contents. Contents The Standard Model and Beyond. First many of the predictions are statistical We dont predict that there should.
A history of modern cosmology
The Boltzmann Equations. Probes of Inhomogeneities. Weak Lensing and Polarization. A Solutions to Selected Problems.
Einstein Equations. Initial Conditions.
He received his Ph. This new textbook is ideal for electives that follow traditional introductory astronomy courses. It is intended to fill the gap between the many popular-level books, which can generally provide only a superficial treatment of the subject, and the advanced texts intended for students with strong backgrounds in physics and mathematics.
The text is self-contained, appropriate for a one-semester course, and designed to be understandable to students with a grasp of elementary algebra. Emphasis is given to the scientific framework for cosmology, particularly the basic concepts of physics that underlie modern theories of relativity and cosmology; the importance of data and observations is stressed throughout. The text is divided into five major sections: historical background, a review of basic physics and astronomy, relativity, fundamental big bang theory, and current research areas, including structure formation, inflation, and quantum cosmology.
Review questions, key terms, and an extensive glossary provide students with helpful study aids. Excerpt Recent discoveries in astronomy, especially those made with data collected by satellites such as the Cosmic Background Explorer and the Hubble Space Telescope, have brought cosmology to the forefront of science. Read preview Overview. Kragh Oxford University Press, Barrow; Peter Coles Routledge, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Vol.
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Each chapter can be read separately but also has a symbiotic relation with the other chapters. As a result, the book describes the history of modern cosmology coherently, comprehensively and with ample references to the relevant sources. Keywords: cosmological models , general relativity , expanding universe , cosmic microwave background , big-bang theory , astrophysics , observational cosmology , multiverse , philosophy of cosmology.
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