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Description: 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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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/28/1998
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
|Gravitation and Relativity|
|Essentials of general relativity|
|The isotropic universe|
|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|
|Matter in the universe|
|Galaxies and their evolution|
|Dynamics of structure formation|
|Cosmological density fields|
|Cosmic background fluctuations|
|Hints for solutions to the problems|
|Bibliography and references|
|Useful numbers and formulae|