Cosmological Physics

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Cambridge University Press, 1999 - Science - 682 pages
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This textbook provides advanced undergraduate and graduate students with a complete introduction to modern cosmology. It successfully bridges the gap between undergraduate and advanced graduate texts by discussing topics of current research, starting from first principles. Throughout this authoritative volume, emphasis is given to the simplest, most intuitive explanation for key equations used by researchers. The first third of the book carefully develops the necessary background in general relativity and quantum fields. The rest of the book then provides self-contained accounts of all the key topics in contemporary cosmology, including inflation, topological defects, gravitational lensing, galaxy formation, large-scale structure and the distance scale. To aid understanding, the book is well illustrated with helpful figures and includes outline solutions to more than ninety problems. All necessary astronomical jargon is clearly explained, ensuring the book is self-contained for any student with undergraduate physics.
  

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that's good for students of astrophysics

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This book is really good. It has a strong overview of many different aspects of cosmology. However, there are some significant typos. I would strongly recommend that anyone who uses this book should consult the errata (http://www.roe.ac.uk/~jap/book/errata.html).

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Modern Cosmology
Scott Dodelson
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Peacock, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, UK.

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