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Cosmological physics

Author: John A Peacock
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
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This textbook provides advanced undergraduate and graduate students with a complete introduction to modern cosmology. It successfully bridges the gap between undergraduate and advanced graduate texts by discussing topics of current research, starting from first principles. Throughout this authoritative volume, emphasis is given to the simplest, most intuitive explanation for key equations used by researchers. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Peacock, John A.
Cosmological physics.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999
(DLC) 98029460
(OCoLC)39498458
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John A Peacock
ISBN: 9780511804533 0511804539
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511804533
OCLC Number: 818783753
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 682 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Pt. 1. Gravitation and relativity. 1. Essentials of general relativity. 2. Astrophysical relativity --
pt. 2. Classical cosmology. 3. The isotropic universe. 4. Gravitational lensing. 5. The age and distance scales --
pt. 3. Basics of quantum fields. 6. Quantum mechanics and relativity. 7. Quantum field theory. 8. The standard model and beyond --
pt. 4. The early universe. 9. The hot big bang. 10. Topological defects. 11. Inflationary cosmology --
pt. 5. Observational cosmology. 12. Matter in the universe. 13. Galaxies and their evolution. 14. Active galaxies --
pt. 6. Galaxy formation and clustering. 15. Dynamics of structure formation. 16. Cosmological density fields. 17. Galaxy formation. 18. Cosmic background fluctuations.
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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