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Introduction to Cosmology Paperback – December 2, 2003

ISBN-13: 978-0470849101 ISBN-10: 047084910X Edition: 3rd
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The Third Edition of ‘Introduction to Cosmology’ provides an authoritative yet concise study of cosmology at an introductory level. Starting from elementary principles and the history of cosmology, the text carefully guides the student on to curved spacetimes, general relativity, black holes, cosmological models, particles and symmetries, and phase transitions. Extensively revised and updated, this latest edition includes up-to-date developments in the field and broader coverage of distance measures, gravitational lensing, gravitational waves, dark energy and quintessence, the thermal history of the Universe, inflation and the ‘cosmological coincidence’ problem. An updated discussion on the Cosmic Microwave Backround includes polarization and presents the latest observational results from the WMAP Satellite together with the latest results on large scale structure formation from the 2 degree Field Galaxy Redshift Survey.
  • Illustrated throughout and comprehensively referenced with problems at the end of each chapter.
  • Includes more material on observational astrophysics and expanded sections on astrophysical phenomena
  • Invaluable for undergraduate students in Physics and Astronomy taking a first course in Cosmology.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 294 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 3 edition (December 2, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 047084910X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470849101
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.8 x 9.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #826,019 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By almraja@earthlink.net on April 21, 1999
Format: Paperback
If you are looking for a way to teach yourself the basics of Cosmology fast and with ease, I highly recommend it. The book covers many topics and take you step by step into the fundemental concepts of Cosmology. The only thing that I have against it is that it is too expensive for a 238-page and soft-cover book. I guess it is worth buying if you do not have another choice.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Marten on November 23, 2007
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This book is delightful reading - logical and challenging at the same time. Some will read it only for the text, conveniently skipping past the formulas. Some will go all in with partial differential equations and the works. It's not a book for the casual cosmologist - it is one for the reader who enjoys an intellectual challenge. What's remarkable is that the text is logical, complete and intriguing throughout. Even when the mathematics is beyond your conception, the text will keep you on the course.
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