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Cosmological physics

Author: Peacock.
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Series: Cambridge astrophysics series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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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: Peacock.
ISBN: 0521422701 9780521422703 052141072X 9780521410724
OCLC Number: 60157380
Description: 85 line drawings, 7 tables, 6 half-tones, bibliography, index.
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.
Series Title: Cambridge astrophysics series.
Responsibility: Peacock (Royal Observatory, Edinburgh).

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