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Introduction to cosmology / Barbara Ryden, The Ohio State University.

Author:
Ryden, Barbara Sue [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
[New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2017]
Εdition:
Second edition.
Description:
xii, 264 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Summary note:
"The second edition of Introduction to Cosmology is an exciting update of this award-winning textbook. It is aimed primarily at advanced undergraduate students in physics and astronomy, but is also useful as a supplementary text at higher levels. It explains modern cosmological concepts, such as dark energy, in the context of the Big Bang theory. Its clear, lucid writing style, with a wealth of useful everyday analogies, makes it exceptionally engaging. Emphasis is placed on the links between theoretical concepts of cosmology and the observable properties of the universe, building deeper physical insights in the reader. The second edition includes recent observational results, fuller descriptions of special and general relativity, expanded discussions of dark energy, and a new chapter on baryonic matter that makes up stars and galaxies. It is an ideal textbook for the era of precision cosmology in the accelerating universe"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
Fundamental observations -- Newton versus Einstein -- Cosmic dynamics -- Model universes -- Measuring cosmological parameters -- Dark matter -- The cosmic microwave background -- Nucleosynthesis and the early universe -- Inflation and the very early universe -- Structure formation: gravitational instability -- Structure formation: baryons and photons.
Subject(s):
Cosmology [Browse]
ISBN:
  • 9781107154834
  • 1107154839 (hardback ; alk. paper)
LCCN:
2016040124
OCLC:
958497976
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