An Introduction to Modern Cosmology. 1st Edition. Andrew Liddle. John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, ISBN (pbk), (hbk), Andrew Liddle As the name implies, this textbook provides an introduction to modern cosmology. Contents. Chapter 1: A Brief History of Cosmological Ideas. An Introduction to Modern Cosmology Third Edition is an accessible account of modern cosmological ideas. The Big Bang Cosmology is explored, looking at its .
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Includes 42 grey-scale and black and white figures, and over 50 problems with hints and answers. As the name implies, this textbook provides an introduction to modern cosmology. It is intended for use as an undergraduate textbook, at a level roughly suitable for the last or andrdw year of a degree course.
The emphasis is placed on the application of basic ideas in physics, including thermodynamics, atomic physics and nuclear physics. General relativity is avoided and is not a pre-requisite. A minimal course uses the andreq 15 chapters, and there are several Advanced Topic chapters that can be slotted in as additional material.
Observational Overview Chapter 3: Newtonian Gravity Chapter 4: The Geometry of the Universe Chapter 5: Simple Cosmological Models Chapter 6: Observational Parameters Chapter 7: The Cosmological Constant Chapter 8: The Age of the Universe Chapter 9: The Cosmic Microwave Background Chapter The Early Universe Chapter The Inflationary Universe Chapter The Initial Singularity Chapter General Relativistic Cosmology Advanced Topic 2: Distances and Luminosities Advanced Topic 3: Neutrino Cosmology Advanced Topic 4: Baryogenesis Advanced Topic 5: Structures in the Universe Advanced Topic 6: Check for known errors in the errata.
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