Introduction To Cosmology

Author: Barbara Ryden
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107154839
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A substantial update of this award-winning and highly regarded cosmology textbook, for advanced undergraduates in physics and astronomy.

An Introduction To Cosmology

Author: J. V. Narlikar
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521793766
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Fully updated edition of the successful introductory graduate textbook on modern cosmology.

Introduction To Cosmology

Author: Matts Roos
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470849101
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Only an elementary knowledge of physics is required for this textbook which takes a non-mathematical approach to this interdisciplinary subject. This edition reflects recent significant advances in the field.

Introduction To Cosmology

Author: Matts Roos
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 0470869704
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The Third Edition of the hugely successful Introduction to Cosmology provides a concise, authoritative study of cosmology at an introductory level. Starting from elementary principles and the history of cosmology, the text carefully guides the student on to curved spacetimes, general relativity, black holes, cosmological models, particles and symmetries, and phase transitions. Extensively revised, this latest edition includes broader and updated coverage of distance measures, gravitational lensing and waves, dark energy and quintessence, the thermal history of the Universe, inflation, large scale structure formation, and the ‘cosmological coincidence’problem. Illustrated throughout and comprehensively referenced with problems at the end of each chapter. Includes more material on observational astrophysics and expanded sections on astrophysical phenomena. Latest observational results from the WMAP satellite and the 2 degree Field Galaxy Redshift Survey.

An Introduction To Galaxies And Cosmology

Author: Mark H. Jones
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521546232
Size: 37.41 MB
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This introductory textbook has been designed by a team of experts for elementary university courses in astronomy and astrophysics. It starts with a detailed discussion of the structure and history of our own Galaxy, the Milky Way, and goes on to give a general introduction to normal and active galaxies including models for their formation and evolution. The second part of the book provides an overview of the wide range of cosmological models and discusses the Big Bang and the expansion of the Universe. Written in an accessible style that avoids complex mathematics, and illustrated in colour throughout, this book is suitable for self-study and will appeal to amateur astronomers as well as undergraduate students. It contains numerous helpful learning features such as boxed summaries, student exercises with full solutions, and a glossary of terms. The book is also supported by a website hosting further teaching materials.

An Introduction To Modern Cosmology

Author: Andrew Liddle
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118690273
Size: 64.26 MB
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An Introduction to Modern Cosmology Third Edition is an accessible account of modern cosmological ideas. The Big Bang Cosmology is explored, looking at its observational successes in explaining the expansion of the Universe, the existence and properties of the cosmic microwave background, and the origin of light elements in the universe. Properties of the very early Universe are also covered, including the motivation for a rapid period of expansion known as cosmological inflation. The third edition brings this established undergraduate textbook up-to-date with the rapidly evolving observational situation. This fully revised edition of a bestseller takes an approach which is grounded in physics with a logical flow of chapters leading the reader from basic ideas of the expansion described by the Friedman equations to some of the more advanced ideas about the early universe. It also incorporates up-to-date results from the Planck mission, which imaged the anisotropies of the Cosmic Microwave Background radiation over the whole sky. The Advanced Topic sections present subjects with more detailed mathematical approaches to give greater depth to discussions. Student problems with hints for solving them and numerical answers are embedded in the chapters to facilitate the reader’s understanding and learning. Cosmology is now part of the core in many degree programs. This current, clear and concise introductory text is relevant to a wide range of astronomy programs worldwide and is essential reading for undergraduates and Masters students, as well as anyone starting research in cosmology. Supplementary material, including full-colour images, updates and links for students and instructors, is available on the author’s website: http://www.roe.ac.uk/~arl/.

An Introduction To General Relativity And Cosmology

Author: Jerzy Plebanski
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 113945840X
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General relativity is a cornerstone of modern physics, and is of major importance in its applications to cosmology. Plebanski and Krasinski are experts in the field and in this book they provide a thorough introduction to general relativity, guiding the reader through complete derivations of the most important results. Providing coverage from a unique viewpoint, geometrical, physical and astrophysical properties of inhomogeneous cosmological models are all systematically and clearly presented, allowing the reader to follow and verify all derivations. For advanced undergraduates and graduates in physics and astronomy, this textbook will enable students to develop expertise in the mathematical techniques necessary to study general relativity.

An Introduction To Islamic Cosmological Doctrines

Author: Seyyed Hossein Nasr
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791415153
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This is the only book to deal with classical Islamic cosmology as it was formulated by the Ikhwan al-S'afa al Biruni and Ibn Sina during the tenth and eleventh centuries. These figures influenced all the later centuries of Islamic history and in fact created the cosmological framework within which all later scientific activity in the Islamic world was carried out--the enduring image of the cosmos within which Muslims have lived during the past millennium. Nasr writes from within the Islamic tradition and demonstrates how, based on the teachings of the Quran and the Prophet, the figures treated in this work integrated elements drawn from various ancient schools of philosophy and the sciences. This book is unique in its treatment of classical Islamic cosmology as seen from within the Islamic world-view and provides a key for understanding of traditional Islamic thought. -- Back cover.

An Introduction To Mathematical Cosmology

Author: J. N. Islam
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521499736
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An introductory textbook on mathematical cosmology for beginning graduate students.

An Introduction To Cosmology And Particle Physics

Author: Rosa Dom¡nguez-Tenreiro
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789971503093
Size: 11.80 MB
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The book discusses, based on a series of lectures given by the authors at the Universidad Autonoma of Madrid discusses the relation between cosmology and particle physics at a pedagogical level. The topics covered contain much valuable introductory materials. Very useful as a text for graduate students in this field.