Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for $2.00
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Introduction to Cosmology Paperback – December 2, 2003

ISBN-13: 978-0470849101 ISBN-10: 047084910X Edition: 3rd
Buy used
Buy new
Used & new from other sellers Delivery options vary per offer
51 used & new from $16.99
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback, December 2, 2003
"Please retry"
$34.99 $16.99
Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Amazon Student Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student

Hero Quick Promo
Save up to 90% on Textbooks
Rent textbooks, buy textbooks, or get up to 80% back when you sell us your books. Shop Now
$90.74 FREE Shipping. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover

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.

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

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)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See both customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

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.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Marten on November 23, 2007
Format: Paperback
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.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Introduction to Cosmology
This item: Introduction to Cosmology
Price: $90.74
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?