Observational and Physical Cosmology

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Cambridge University Press, Feb 27, 1992 - Science - 334 pages
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This book records the proceedings of the Second Canary Islands Winter School of Astrophysics at which eight eminent figures in cosmology gathered to discuss research in this exciting field. They portray a vision of modern cosmology that ranges from the most recent ideas on the early universe, discussed by V.N. Lukash and I.D. Novikov, to current studies about large scale structure in the universe presented by B. Jones and J. Einasto. Hubert Reeves and Bernard Pagel pay special attention to the theoretical and observational aspects of primordial nucleosynthesis and to the microwave background radiation that is discussed by J.L Sanz.
  

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Contents

INSTEAD OF AN INTRODUCTION
3
ORIGIN OF PRIMORDIAL COSMOLOGICAL PERTURBATIONS
28
INFLATION
43
TESTING INFLATION
56
APPENDIX A
63
THE THERMAL HISTORY OF MATTER
73
PRIMORDIAL NUCLEOSYNTHESIS
81
TESTING COSMOLOGICAL MODELS
88
SECONDARY ANISOTROPIES
162
REFERENCES
168
OVERVIEW
175
INHOMOGENEOUS UNIVERSE OBSERVATIONS
192
CLUSTERING MEASURES
220
THE INHOMOGENEOUS UNIVERSE THEORY
227
CONCLUSIONS
238
BOOKS ON COSMOLOGY
248

THE COSMIC QUARKHADRON PHASE TRANSITION
96
COSMIC SCENARIO
107
INTRODUCTION
117
LITHIUM 7
126
REFERENCES
138
The microwave
145
SPECTRUM
148
MODELLING THE STRUCTURE
254
DYNAMICAL PROPERTIES OF THE UNIVERSE
265
STATISTICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE STRUCTURE
273
GEOMETRICAL PROPERTIES OF THE UNIVERSE
295
DETERMINATION OF THE DENSITY POTENTIAL AND VELOC
315
REFERENCES
325
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Francisco Sanchez is Director of the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias.

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