Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics
Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)
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Description: Beginning with some basic facts about the observable universe the authors consider in successive chapters the complete range of topics that make up a degree course in cosmology and particle astrophysics. The outstanding feature of this book is that it is self-contained, in that no specialised knowledge is required on the part of the reader, apart from basic undergraduate mathematics and physics.This paperback edition will again target students of physics, astrophysics and cosmology at the advanced undergraduate level or early graduate level. One of the books biggest strong points is that the authors rapidly involve students in the most exciting of today's developments in the field in a simple and self-contained manner, relegating the more technical aspects to appendices. The worked examples throughout the book, and summaries at the end of each chapter, which were expanded in the second edition, have been very well received by students.This book offers advanced undergraduate level and beginning graduate level students a highly readable, yet comprehensive review of particle astrophysics. Competing books cover this topic at too advanced a level for this readership.
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Copyright year: 2004
Publication date: 5/26/2006
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
|The Observable Universe|
|Particles and Fields|
|Thermodynamics in the Early Universe|
|Thermal Relics from the Big Bang|
|The Accelerating Universe|
|The Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation and Growth of Structure|
|The Role of Neutrinos|
|Some More General Relativity|
|The Dirac Equation|
|Quantum Fluctuations of the Inflation|
|Suggestions for Further Reading|