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Foundations of modern cosmology

Author: John Frederick Hawley; Katherine A Holcomb
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
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Recent discoveries in astronomy have revolutionized the field of cosmology. While many long-standing questions in cosmology have now been answered, the new data pose new mysteries such as the nature of the "dark energy" that dominates the universe. This second edition provides an accessible and thorough text on the physics of cosmology and a lively account of the modern concordance model of the universe, from the  Read more...
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Hawley, John Frederick.
Foundations of modern cosmology.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2005279891
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Frederick Hawley; Katherine A Holcomb
ISBN: 0191523976 9780191523977 9786611346317 6611346317
OCLC Number: 646790485
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 554 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Part I: History; Part II: Background; Part III: Relativity; Part IV: The Big Bang; Part V: The Continuing Quest; Appendix A: Scientific Notation; Appendix B: Units; Appendix C: Physical and Astronmical Constants; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: John F. Hawley and Katherine A. Holcomb.

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Discoveries in astronomy have revolutionized the field of cosmology. This second edition provides the historical background of cosmology and an account of the concordance model of the universe. It  Read more...

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