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Cosmological physics

Author: John A Peacock
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This textbook provides advanced undergraduate and graduate students with a complete and authoritative introduction to contemporary cosmology. It successfully bridges the gap between undergraduate and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John A Peacock
ISBN: 0521422701 9780521422703 0521422701 9780521422703
OCLC Number: 441733671
Description: XII, 682 str. : ilustr. ; 26 cm
Contents: Part I. Gravitation and Relativity: 1. Essentials of general relativity; 2. Astrophysical relativity; Part II. Classical Cosmology: 3. The isotropic universe; 4. Gravitational lensing; 5. The age and distance scales; Part III. Basics of Quantum Fields: 6. Quantum mechanics and relativity; 7. Quantum field theory; 8. The standard model and beyond; Part IV. The Early Universe: 9. The hot big bang; 10. Topological defects; 11. Inflationary cosmology; Part V. Observational Cosmology: 12. Matter in the universe; 13. Galaxies and their evolution; 14. Active galaxies; 15. Dynamics of structure formation; 16. Cosmological density fields; 17. Galaxy formation; 18. Cosmic background fluctuations; Hints for solutions to the problems; Bibliography and references; Useful numbers and formulae; Index.
Responsibility: J.A. Peacock.

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'I know no other book that covers these wide-ranging topics with such authority.' Sir Martin Rees, FRS, University of Cambridge 'Peacock has done an excellent job of setting out astrophysical Read more...

 
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