|Authors:||J. A. Peacock|
|Publisher:||Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1999|
|ISBN / ISSN / EAN :||978-0-521-42270-3|
|Bibliography note:||Includes bibliographical references and index|
|Subjects:||Astrophysics ; Cosmology|
This textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to modern cosmology, at a level suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students. The essential concepts and key equations used by professional researchers in both theoretical and observational cosmology are derived and explained from first principles.
A third of the book carefully develops the necessary background in general relativity and quantum fields. The remainder of the volume then provides self-contained accounts of the principal topics in contemporary cosmology, including inflation, topological defects, gravitational lensing, the distance scale, large-scale structure and galaxy formation.
Throughout, the emphasis is on helping students to attain a physical and intuitive understanding of the subject. The book is therefore extensively illustrated, and outline solutions to more than 90 problems are included. All necessary astronomical jargon is clearly explained, ensuring that the book is self-contained for students with a background in undergraduate physics.
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|006946||QB981.P37 1999||Book||ISU Library||Main collection||Available|