Cosmological Physics

Author: J. A. Peacock
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521422703
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An eagerly-awaited, comprehensive and authoritative introduction to contemporary cosmology; for advanced undergraduate and graduate students.

Cosmological Physics

Author: J. A. Peacock
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139935887
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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

Author: T. Padmanabhan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521467834
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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.

Physical Foundations Of Cosmology

Author: V. F. Mukhanov
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521563987
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Textbook in cosmology covering established and speculative research for advanced students of physics and astrophysics.

The Cosmic Century

Author: M. S. Longair
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521474361
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Reviews the historical development of all the key areas of modern astrophysics.

The High Energy Universe

Author: Péter Mészáros
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139490729
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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 www.cambridge.org/9780521517003.

An Introduction To Galaxies And Cosmology

Author: Mark H. Jones
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521546232
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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.

Structure Formation In The Universe

Author: T. Padmanabhan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521424868
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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.

Neutrino Cosmology

Author: Julien Lesgourgues
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110701395X
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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.

Relativistic Kinetic Theory

Author: Gregory V. Vereshchagin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107048222
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This book presents fundamentals, equations, and methods of solutions of relativistic kinetic theory, with applications in astrophysics and cosmology.