Cosmological Physics

ISBN-10: 0521422701

ISBN-13: 9780521422703

Edition: 1999

Authors: John A. Peacock

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This introduction to modern cosmology discusses topics of current research, starting from first principles. The book opens by developing the background in general relativity and quantum fields.
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Book details

List price: $99.99
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/28/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 696
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.080
Language: English

Gravitation and Relativity
Essentials of general relativity
Astrophysical relativity
Classical Cosmology
The isotropic universe
Gravitational lensing
The age and distance scales
Basics of Quantum Fields
Quantum mechanics and relativity
Quantum field theory
The standard model and beyond
The Early Universe
The hot big bang
Topological defects
Inflationary cosmology
Observational Cosmology
Matter in the universe
Galaxies and their evolution
Active galaxies
Dynamics of structure formation
Cosmological density fields
Galaxy formation
Cosmic background fluctuations
Hints for solutions to the problems
Bibliography and references
Useful numbers and formulae
Index
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