Introduction to Cosmology provides a rare combination of a solid foundation of the core physical concepts of cosmology and the most recent astronomical observations. The book is designed for advanced undergraduates or beginning graduate students and assumes no prior knowledge of general relativity. An emphasis is placed on developing the readers' physical insight rather than losing them with complex math. An approachable writing style and wealth of fresh and imaginative analogies from "everyday" physics are used to make the concepts of cosmology more accessible. The book is unique in that it not only includes recent major developments in cosmology, like the cosmological constant and accelerating universe, but also anticipates key developments expected in the next few years, such as detailed results on the cosmic microwave background.
Descrizione libro Addison-Wesley, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 1. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0805389121
Descrizione libro Addison-Wesley, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0805389121
Descrizione libro Addison-Wesley, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110805389121
Descrizione libro Addison-Wesley, 2002. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 1. Introduction. 2. Fundamental Observations. 3. Newton Versus Einstein. 4. Cosmic Dynamics. 5. Single-Component Universes. 6. Multiple-Component Universes. 7. Measuring Cosmological Parameters. 8. Dark Matter. 9. The Cosmic Microwave Background. 10. Nucleosynthesis and the Early Universe. 11. Inflation and the Very Early Universe. 12. The Formation of Structure. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0805389121