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Introduction to Cosmology

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ISBN-10: 1118923324

ISBN-13: 9781118923320

Edition: 4th 2015

Authors: Matts Roos

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The Fourth Edition of 'Introduction to Cosmology' provides a concise, authorative study of cosmology at an introductory level. Starting from elementary principles and the early history of cosmology, the text carefully guides the student on to curved spacetimes, special and general relativity, gravitational lensing, the thermal history of the Universe, and cosmological models, including extended gravity models, black holes and Hawking's recent conjectures on the not-so-black holes.Extensively revised, this latest edition extends the chapter on cosmic inflation to the recent schism on eternal inflation and multiverses. Dark matter is discussed on galaxy and cluster scales, and dark matter candidates are presented, some requiring a five-dimensional universe, and five more types of exotica. In the context of cosmic structures the cold dark matter paradigm is described.Dark energy models include the cosmological constant, quintessence and other single field models, f(R) models and models requiring extra dimensions.The observational data are dominated by the 2013 Planck results, and all cosmological parameters have been brought up to date.Illustrated throughout and comprehensively referenced with problems at the end of each chapter and a rich index at the end of the bookInvaluable for undergraduate students in Physics and Astronomy taking a first course in Cosmology
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Book details

List price: $94.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 4/24/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144