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Cosmology: The Origin and Evolution of Cosmic Structure, 2nd Edition

Cosmology: The Origin and Evolution of Cosmic Structure, 2nd Edition

Prof Peter Coles , Francesco Lucchin

ISBN: 978-0-471-48909-2

Jul 2002

512 pages

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$95.00

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This is the 2nd edition of a highly successful title on this fascinating and complex subject. Concentrating primarily on the theory behind the origin and the evolution of the universe, and where appropriate relating it to observation, the new features of the this addition include:
  • An overall introduction to the book
  • Two new chapters: Gravitational Lensing and Gravitational Waves
  • Each part has a collection of exercises with solutions to numerical parts at the end of the book
  • Contains a table of physical constants
  • The addition of a consolidated bibilography

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Preface.

Introduction.

PART 1: COSMOLOGICAL MODELS.

First Principles.

The Friedmann Models.

Alternative Cosmologies.

Observational Properties of the Universe.

PART 2: THE HOT BIG BANG MODEL.

Thermal History of the Hot Big Bang Model.

The Very Early Universe.

Phase Transitions and Inflation.

The Lepton Era.

The Plasma Era.

PART 3: THEORY OF STRUCTURE FORMATION.

Introduction to Jeans Theory.

Gravitational Instability of Baryonic Matter.

Non-Baryonic Matter.

Cosmological Perturbations.

Non-Linear Evolution.

Models of Structure Formation

PART 4: OBSERVATIONAL TESTS.

Statistics of Galaxy Clustering.

The Cosmic Microwave Background.

Peculiar Motions of Galaxies.

Gravitational Lensing.

The High-Redshift Universe.

A Forward Look.

Appendices

References.

Index.
Extensively revised and updated, the Second Edition includes the latest observational and theoretical developments. The book is fully illustrated throughout with completely updated references.
  • Second edition of a well-known and successful title.
  • Concentrates primarily on theory, but relates this to observation where appropriate.
  • Contains two new chapters: Gravitational Lensing; and Gravitational Waves.
  • Second edition will include problems, making it even more suitable for advanced undergraduate/postgraduate courses.