Cosmology

ISBN-10: 0198526822
ISBN-13: 9780198526827
Edition: 2008
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Book details

List price: $99.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/28/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 544
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.508
Language: English

Born in New York City, Steven Weinberg was a high school and college classmate of Sheldon Glashow; both attended the Bronx High School of Science and Cornell University. Although Weinberg has made contributions as a theoretical physicist in cosmology, quantum scattering, and the quantum theory of gravitation, he is most widely known for his work with Sheldon Glashow and Abdus Salam, with whom he shared the 1979 Nobel Prize in physics. Weinberg received a share of this honor for his formulation of the theory that unifies the relationship between the weak force and the electromagnetic force, including the capability to predict the weak neutral current. After receiving a Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1957, Weinberg held postdoctoral positions at Columbia University from 1957 to 1959, the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory from 1959 to 1960, the University of California at Berkeley from 1960 to 1966, Harvard University from 1966 to 1967, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1967 to 1969. He is married to a law professor, and they have one daughter.

The Expansion of the Universe
The Cosmic Microwave Radiation Background
The Early Universe
Inflation
General Theory of Cosmological Fluctuations
Evolution of Cosmological Fluctuations
Anisotropies in the Microwave Sky
The Growth of Structure
Gravitational Lensing
Fluctuations from Inflation
Appendices
Some Useful Numbers
Review of General Relativity
Energy Transfer Between Radiation and Electrons
The Ergodic Theorem
Gaussian Distributions
Newtonian Cosmology
Photon Polarization
The Relativistic Boltzmann Equation
Notation
Glossary of Symbols
Assorted Problems

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