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Physical Foundations of Cosmology

ISBN-10: 0521563984

ISBN-13: 9780521563987

Edition: 2005

Authors: P. J. Steinhardt, Viatcheslav Mukhanov

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Inflationary cosmology has been developed over the last 20 years to remedy serious shortcomings in the standard hot big bang model of the universe. This textbook explains the basis of modern cosmology and shows where the theoretical results come from.
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Book details

List price: $122.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/10/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 442
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

Homogeneous Isotropic Universe
Kinematics and dynamics of an expanding universe
Propagation of light and horizons
The hot universe
The very early universe
Inflation I: homogeneous limit
Inhomogeneous Universe
Gravitational instability in Newtonian theory
Gravitational instability in general relativity
Inflation II: origin of the primordial inhomogeneities
Cosmic microwave background anisotropies
Bibliography