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Principles of Physical Cosmology Paperback – April 19, 1993


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  • Series: Princeton Series in Physics
  • Paperback: 736 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press; n edition (April 19, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0691019339
  • ISBN-13: 978-0691019338
  • Product Dimensions: 1.6 x 6 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #703,707 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Nothing is more badly needed than a solid but accessible book on cosmology, written by an insider who has not lost his or her skepticism, Peeble's new book fills the bill admirably."--Nature

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Michael Gooch on July 30, 2009
Format: Paperback
I read this wide-ranging book when it was first published in '93 and have referred to it often as one of `go to books'. While one of my main pleasures is reading the popularized science writings of Davies, Hawkings, Frank, etc., from time to time, I like to see the equations that go into the foundations of the various themes. With this book by Peebles, I get a good dose of it. Not too much mind you. Just the right amount.

Certainly as a 1993 model, some of the latest discoveries in physics and cosmology are not included. This is no big deal as the basic foundations are well intact and the majority of us (I'll betcha) can always stand a refresher course in the fundamentals without having to get bogged down with too much of the wiz-bang new discoveries. Besides, to truly grasp the new, we must be fully conditioned by the old.

Final opinion: If you are math adverse, avoid this book.

Final, final opinion: If not, buy it.

I hope you find this review helpful.

Michael L. Gooch, SPHR
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By HC Mitchell on May 8, 2008
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I've had this book for years and have read through it several times. It is an excellent introduction to the wider physical context of cosmology, and a thorough review of many essentials. Unfortunately, a lot has happened since 1993! The discovery of cosmic acceleration especially makes some of the analysis here dated. HOWEVER: Peeble's exposition of things like inflation and structure formation are just as good now as they ever were.
Like his textbook on quantum mechanics, this can be a difficult book to learn from. He expects a great deal of knowledge from his readers. On the other hand, he is an absolute master at explaining why cosmologists do what they do. A very worthwhile book that every physicist should read.
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By Heff on September 16, 2013
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This is a good textbook for people who want to study cosmology. But there are actually too many content in the book and too many words per page.
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25 of 51 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 28, 1999
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Although the book overviews many topics in cosmology, it seems an excersise in personal interests of the writer. The results are often not directly applicable to "real-life" situations and rewritting of formulae is usually required. Personally, I would recommend the book "Cosmological Physics" by Peacock, which is much more transparent and up-to-date.
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1 of 25 people found the following review helpful By H. Ferguson on March 2, 2009
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College level text (and upper level at that). Lots of formulas, and hardly any explanations for information offered.
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