Cosmology: the structure and evolution of the universe, with 54 figures
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"It survives the pitfalls of this fashion-conscious era by pursuing a rigorously independent-minded attitude to contemporary ideas. The level is introductory undergraduate, with rather little mathematics but a strong physical basis.
...The second part, on general relativity and cosmology, provides a good account of modern theoretical ideas, from rotating black holes to Grand Unified Theories and inflation. The third part is an excellent and profound discussion of the fundamental problems of cosmology. For anyone with a philosophical turn of mind this section alone makes the book essential reading." Nature
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Hydrogen in the Galaxy
Galaxies and Clusters of Galaxies
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antimatter atoms baryon baryon number basic Big Bang billion black hole Brans-Dicke theory clusters of galaxies collapse constant cosmic cosmology creation decay density deuterium disc distance distribution early Universe Earth Einstein's electromagnetic electrons elementary particles elements elliptical galaxies emission emitted energy entropy equations estimated evolution example existence expansion finite forces formation formed galactic centre galaxies and clusters globular clusters helium homogeneous Hubble hydrogen increase infinite initial inside intergalactic interstellar medium isotropic km/sec large numbers lepton magnitude Main Sequence matter motions nebulae neutrinos neutrons nuclear reactions nuclei observed orbits perturbations phenomena physical laws Planck planets predicted protogalaxies protons pulsars quantum quarks quasars radio sources radius redshift rotation Sect solar space spacetime speed of light spherical spiral arms spiral galaxies stars stellar superclusters supernova surface symmetry telescopes temperature tensor theoretical theory of relativity tion total mass various velocity wavelengths whole Universe x-ray zero