An Introduction to Modern Cosmology

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 13, 2015 - Science - 204 pages
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An update of this bestselling textbook presenting a clear, concise and up-to-date introduction to cosmology for physicists or anyone with an interest in cosmology.
 

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Contents

Observational Parameters
49
The Cosmological Constant
55
The Age of the Universe
61
The Density of the Universe and Dark Matter
67
The Cosmic Microwave Background
77
The Early Universe
87
The Origin of the Light Elements
93
The Inflationary Universe
101
Advanced Topic 3 Neutrino Cosmology
139
Advanced Topic 4 Baryogenesis
145
Advanced Topic 6 Constraining cosmological models
163
Bibliography
171
Index
177
Constants conversion factors and symbols
xiv
Newtonian Gravity
21
The Geometry of the Universe
29

The Initial Singularity
113
Advanced Topic 1 General Relativistic Cosmology
121
Distances and Luminosities
127
Simple Cosmological Models
37
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Andrew Liddle
Institute for Astronomy, University of Edinburgh, UK

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