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Cosmological physics

Author: John A Peacock
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to modern cosmology, at a level suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students. The essential concepts and key equations used by professional researchers in both theoretical and observational cosmology are derived and explained from first principles.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John A Peacock
ISBN: 0521422701 9780521422703 9780521410724 052141072X
OCLC Number: 39498458
Description: xi, 682 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
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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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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'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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