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An Introduction to Cosmology Paperback – January 15, 1998

ISBN-13: 978-0139055485 ISBN-10: 0139055487 Edition: 1st

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  • Paperback: 212 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson P T R; 1st edition (January 15, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0139055487
  • ISBN-13: 978-0139055485
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,677,287 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Noted author Jeremy Bernstein explores the physics of cosmology without focusing on the full machinery of general relativity. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Key Benefit:In three decades, cosmology has transformed itself from a data-poor theoretical discipline to the most exciting crossroads of particle physics and astronomy. In this rigorously complete and wonderfully readable book, you'll learn how cosmology has come this far -- and understand the subject's theoretical and observational foundations.Key Topics: Start with Einstein's classic 1917 paper, Cosmological Considerations -- and what he called his biggest blunder, the cosmological constant. Understand how Hubble's experimental observations -- backed by the neglected contributions of Friedmann and others -- first demonstrated that the universe expands. Take stock of the universe: its size, contents and behavior as we now understand them. Then visit the most exciting frontiers of cosmology, including mysteries like: what is the dark matter that makes up most of the universe? How did the universe's recently discovered cosmic structure evolve?Market: For scientists, students and educated readers interested in the science of cosmology and the nature of the universe.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Hooman Razani on May 25, 2003
Format: Paperback
Tired of reading popular Cosmology books without getting any deeper insight? If you are armed with the machinary of calculus and some elementary knowledge of differential equations, then this book is your key to really getting intimate with Cosmology!
All important subjects are discussed (except black holes) in Mr. Bernsteins lucid style, in the span of 200 pages. I was particularly satisfied with the description Inflation theory. This is really one of the best sources for the serious student of cosmology. A far more expensive (but equally good) alternative is Barbara Ryden's book with the same title.
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