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Cosmological Physics

Cosmological Physics Author J. A. Peacock
ISBN-10 0521422701
Release 1999
Pages 682
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An eagerly-awaited, comprehensive and authoritative introduction to contemporary cosmology; for advanced undergraduate and graduate students.

Cosmological Physics

Cosmological Physics Author J. A. Peacock
ISBN-10 9781139935883
Release 1998-12-28
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This textbook provides advanced undergraduate and graduate students with a complete introduction to modern cosmology. It successfully bridges the gap between undergraduate and advanced graduate texts by discussing topics of current research, starting from first principles. Throughout this authoritative volume, emphasis is given to the simplest, most intuitive explanation for key equations used by researchers. The first third of the book carefully develops the necessary background in general relativity and quantum fields. The rest of the book then provides self-contained accounts of all the key topics in contemporary cosmology, including inflation, topological defects, gravitational lensing, galaxy formation, large-scale structure and the distance scale. To aid understanding, the book is well illustrated with helpful figures and includes outline solutions to nearly 100 problems. All necessary astronomical jargon is clearly explained, ensuring the book is self-contained for any student with undergraduate physics.

Cosmology and Astrophysics Through Problems

Cosmology and Astrophysics Through Problems Author T. Padmanabhan
ISBN-10 0521467837
Release 1996-09-19
Pages 486
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An innovative textbook that provides a unique approach to beginning research in cosmology and high energy astrophysics through a series of problems and answers.

The Cosmic Century

The Cosmic Century Author M. S. Longair
ISBN-10 9780521474368
Release 2006-06-15
Pages 545
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Reviews the historical development of all the key areas of modern astrophysics.

The High Energy Universe

The High Energy Universe Author Péter Mészáros
ISBN-10 9781139490726
Release 2010-09-16
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In the last two decades, cosmology, particle physics, high energy astrophysics and gravitational physics have become increasingly interwoven. The intense activity taking place at the intersection of these disciplines is constantly progressing, with the advent of major cosmic ray, neutrino, gamma ray and gravitational wave observatories for studying cosmic sources, along with the construction of particle physics experiments using beams and signals of cosmic origin. This book provides an up-to-date overview of the recent advances and potential future developments in this area, discussing both the main theoretical ideas and experimental results. It conveys the challenges but also the excitement associated with this field. Written in a concise yet accessible style, explaining technical details with examples drawn from everyday life, it will be suitable for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as other readers interested in the subject. Colour versions of a selection of the figures are available at

Physical Foundations of Cosmology

Physical Foundations of Cosmology Author V. F. Mukhanov
ISBN-10 0521563984
Release 2005-11-10
Pages 421
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Textbook in cosmology covering established and speculative research for advanced students of physics and astrophysics.

Neutrino Cosmology

Neutrino Cosmology Author Julien Lesgourgues
ISBN-10 9781107013957
Release 2013-02-21
Pages 378
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Self-contained guide to the role played by neutrinos in the Universe and how their properties influence cosmological and astrophysical observations.

The Physics of the Cosmic Microwave Background

The Physics of the Cosmic Microwave Background Author Pavel D. Naselsky
ISBN-10 9781139458375
Release 2006-08-17
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Spectacular observational breakthroughs, particularly by the WMAP satellite, have led to a new epoch of CMB science long after its original discovery. Taking a physical approach, the authors of this volume, which was first published in 2006, probe the problem of the 'darkness' of the Universe: the origin and evolution of dark energy and matter in the cosmos. Starting with the observational background of modern cosmology, they provide an accessible review of this fascinating yet complex subject. Topics discussed include the kinetics of the electromagnetic radiation in the Universe, the ionization history of cosmic plamas, the origin of primordial perturbations in light of the inflation paradigm, and the formation of anisotropy and polarization of the CMB. This fascinating review will be valuable to advanced students and researchers in cosmology.

Structure Formation in the Universe

Structure Formation in the Universe Author T. Padmanabhan
ISBN-10 0521424860
Release 1993
Pages 483
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Understanding the way in which large-scale structures such as galaxies form remains the most challenging problem in cosmology today. This text provides an up-to-date and pedagogical introduction to this exciting area of research. Part 1 deals with the Friedmann model, the thermal history of the universe, and includes a description of observed structures in the universe. Part 2 describes the theory of gravitational instability in both the linear and nonlinear regimes. This part also includes chapters on the microwave background radiation, Large-scale velocity fields, quasars, and high redshift objects. Part 3 of the book covers inflation, cosmic strings, and dark matter. Each chapter is accompanied by a comprehensive set of exercises to help the reader in self-study.

An Introduction to Galaxies and Cosmology

An Introduction to Galaxies and Cosmology Author Mark H. Jones
ISBN-10 0521546230
Release 2004-05-31
Pages 442
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This introductory textbook has been designed by a team of experts for elementary university courses in astronomy and astrophysics. It starts with a detailed discussion of the structure and history of our own Galaxy, the Milky Way, and goes on to give a general introduction to normal and active galaxies including models for their formation and evolution. The second part of the book provides an overview of the wide range of cosmological models and discusses the Big Bang and the expansion of the Universe. Written in an accessible style that avoids complex mathematics, and illustrated in colour throughout, this book is suitable for self-study and will appeal to amateur astronomers as well as undergraduate students. It contains numerous helpful learning features such as boxed summaries, student exercises with full solutions, and a glossary of terms. The book is also supported by a website hosting further teaching materials.

Astrophysics for Physicists

Astrophysics for Physicists Author Arnab Rai Choudhuri
ISBN-10 9780521815536
Release 2010-03-11
Pages 471
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"This textbook develops astrophysics from the basics without requiring any previous study in astronomy or astrophysics. Physical concepts,mathematical derivations and observational data are combined in a balanced way to provide a unified treatment"--Provided by publisher.

Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology

Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology Author Peter Schneider
ISBN-10 9783642540837
Release 2014-10-08
Pages 626
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This second edition has been updated and substantially expanded. Starting with the description of our home galaxy, the Milky Way, this cogently written textbook introduces the reader to the astronomy of galaxies, their structure, active galactic nuclei, evolution and large scale distribution in the Universe. After an extensive and thorough introduction to modern observational and theoretical cosmology, the focus turns to the formation of structures and astronomical objects in the early Universe. The basics of classical astronomy and stellar astrophysics needed for extragalactic astronomy are provided in the appendix. While this book has grown out of introductory university courses on astronomy and astrophysics and includes a set of problems and solutions, it will not only benefit undergraduate students and lecturers; thanks to the comprehensive coverage of the field, even graduate students and researchers specializing in related fields will appreciate it as a valuable reference work.

An Introduction to General Relativity and Cosmology

An Introduction to General Relativity and Cosmology Author Jerzy Plebanski
ISBN-10 9781139458405
Release 2006-08-14
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General relativity is a cornerstone of modern physics, and is of major importance in its applications to cosmology. Plebanski and Krasinski are experts in the field and in this book they provide a thorough introduction to general relativity, guiding the reader through complete derivations of the most important results. Providing coverage from a unique viewpoint, geometrical, physical and astrophysical properties of inhomogeneous cosmological models are all systematically and clearly presented, allowing the reader to follow and verify all derivations. For advanced undergraduates and graduates in physics and astronomy, this textbook will enable students to develop expertise in the mathematical techniques necessary to study general relativity.

Cosmic Magnetic Fields

Cosmic Magnetic Fields Author Philipp P. Kronberg
ISBN-10 9781316565094
Release 2016-10-13
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Magnetic fields are important in the Universe and their effects contain the key to many astrophysical phenomena that are otherwise impossible to understand. This book presents an up-to-date overview of this fast-growing topic and its interconnections to plasma processes, astroparticle physics, high energy astrophysics, and cosmic evolution. The phenomenology and impact of magnetic fields are described in diverse astrophysical contexts within the Universe, from galaxies to galaxy clusters, the filaments and voids of the intergalactic medium, and out to the largest redshifts. The presentation of mathematical formulae is accessible and is designed to add insight into the broad range of topics discussed. Written for graduate students and researchers in physics, astrophysics and related disciplines, this volume will inspire readers to devise new ways of thinking about magnetic fields in space on galaxy scales and beyond.

Relativistic Kinetic Theory

Relativistic Kinetic Theory Author Gregory V. Vereshchagin
ISBN-10 9781107048225
Release 2017-02-17
Pages 334
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This book presents fundamentals, equations, and methods of solutions of relativistic kinetic theory, with applications in astrophysics and cosmology.

3K The Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation

3K  The Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation Author R. B. Partridge
ISBN-10 0521358086
Release 2007-04-23
Pages 396
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What processes fixed the designs etched on the cosmic background radiation (CBR)? And what can they tell us about the early Universe and the origin and evolution of cosmic structure? This timely review covers all aspects of three decades of study of this ghostly remnant of the hot Big Bang origin of the Universe, and examines the consequences for astrophysics, cosmology and theories of the evolution of large-scale cosmic structure. The observational techniques used to measure the spectrum of CBR and its angular distribution on the sky are examined in clear but critical detail: from the work of Penzias and Wilson in 1964 to the latest results from NASA's Cosmic Microwave Background Explorer (COBE) satellite. This review takes these observations and shows how they have shaped our current understanding of the early history of the Universe and of the origin and evolution of the large-scale structures in it. As a comprehensive and up-to-date reference this book is suitable for researchers, with introductory chapters in cosmology and radio astronomy provided for graduates in physics and astronomy entering into cosmology or CBR research.

The Cosmological Singularity

The Cosmological Singularity Author Vladimir Belinski
ISBN-10 9781108547994
Release 2017-10-26
Pages 263
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Written for researchers focusing on general relativity, supergravity, and cosmology, this is a self-contained exposition of the structure of the cosmological singularity in generic solutions of the Einstein equations, and an up-to-date mathematical derivation of the theory underlying the Belinski–Khalatnikov–Lifshitz (BKL) conjecture on this field. Part I provides a comprehensive review of the theory underlying the BKL conjecture. The generic asymptotic behavior near the cosmological singularity of the gravitational field, and fields describing other kinds of matter, is explained in detail. Part II focuses on the billiard reformulation of the BKL behavior. Taking a general approach, this section does not assume any simplifying symmetry conditions and applies to theories involving a range of matter fields and space-time dimensions, including supergravities. Overall, this book will equip theoretical and mathematical physicists with the theoretical fundamentals of the Big Bang, Big Crunch, Black Hole singularities, the billiard description, and emergent mathematical structures.