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Primordial Cosmology

Primordial Cosmology (Paperback)

By Peter, Patrick
By Uzan, Jean-Philippe

This book provides an extensive survey of all the physics necessary to understand the current developments in the field of fundamental cosmology, as well as an overview of the observational data and methods. It will help students to get into research by providing definitions and ...main techniques and ideas discussed today. The book is divided into three parts. Part 1 summarises the fundamentals in theoretical physics needed in cosmology (general relativity, field theory, particle physics). Part 2 describes the standard model of cosmology and includes cosmological solutions of Einstein equations, the hot big bang model, cosmological perturbation theory, cosmic microwave background anisotropies, lensing and evidence for dark matter, and inflation. Part 3 describes extensions of this model and opens up current research in the field: scalar-tensor theories, supersymmetry, the cosmological constant problem and acceleration of the universe, topology of the universe, grand unification and baryogenesis, topological defects and phase transitions, string inspired cosmology including branes and the latest developments. The book provides details of all derivations and leads the student up to the level of research articles.
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ISBN 9780199665150
Released AU 19 Feb 2013
Publisher Oxford University Press (S2)
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780199665150
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Oxford University Press (S2)
Imprint Oxford University Press
Released 19 Feb 2013
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Peter, Patrick
By Uzan, Jean-Philippe
Series Oxford Graduate Texts
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Astronomy, Space & Time
Theoretical & Mathematical Astronomy
Astronomical Observation: Observatories, Equipment & Methods
Cosmology & The Universe
Galaxies, Clusters, Intergalactic Matter
Particle & High-Energy Physics
Relativity Physics
Quantum Physics (Quantum Mechanics)
Number of Pages 856
Dimensions Width: 171mm
Height: 245mm
Spine: 42mm
Dewey Code 523.1
Weight 1,670g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Cosmology
NBS Text Science & Mathematics: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly