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An introduction to modern cosmology

Author: Andrew R Liddle
Publisher: Chichester ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd ed. reprinted with correctionsView all editions and formats
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Cosmology is a branch of physics concerned with the evolution, general structure and nature of the universe as a whole. It has become an increasingly high profile subject with many universities  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Liddle, Andrew R.
Introduction to modern cosmology.
Chichester ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, 2007
(OCoLC)755162628
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew R Liddle
ISBN: 9780470848357 0470848359 9780470848340 0470848340
OCLC Number: 191091122
Description: xv, 172 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface. Constants conversion factors and symbols. 1. A (Very) Brief History of Cosmological Ideas. 2. Observational Overview. 3. Newtonian Gravity. 4. The Geometry of the Universe. 5. Simple Cosmological Models. 6.Observational Parameters. 7. The Cosmological Constant. 8. The Age of the Universe. 9. The Density of the Universe and Dark Matter. 10. The Cosmic Microwave Background. 11. The Early Universe. 12. Nucleosynthesis: The Origin of the Light Elements. 13. The Inflationary Universe. 14. The Initial Singularity. 15. Overview: The Standard Cosmological Model. Advanced Topic 1: General Relativistic Cosmology Advanced Topic 2: Classic Cosmology: Distances and Luminosities. Advanced Topic 3: Neutrino Cosmology. Advanced Topic 4: Baryogenesis. Advanced Topic 5: Structures in the Universe. Bibliography. Numerical answers and hints to problems. Index.
Responsibility: Andrew Liddle.

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"...complete and up--to--date...an excellent introduction of cosmology, and at this level it is hard to beat...highly recommended." (Choice, Vol. 41, No. 6, February 2004)

 
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