Cosmology

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ISBN:

9780198845287

Publication date:

28/02/2019

Paperback

312 pages

246.0x171.0mm

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ISBN:

9780198845287

Publication date:

28/02/2019

Paperback

312 pages

246.0x171.0mm

Steven Weinberg

Rights:  OUP UK (Indian Territory)

Steven Weinberg

Description

This book is unique in the detailed, self-contained, and comprehensive treatment that it gives to the ideas and formulas that are used and tested in modern cosmological research. It divides into two parts, each of which provides enough material for a one-semester graduate course. The first part deals chiefly with the isotropic and homogeneous average universe; the second part concentrates on the departures from the average universe. Throughout the book the author presents detailed analytic calculations of cosmological phenomena, rather than just report results obtained elsewhere by numerical computation. The book is up to date, and gives detailed accounts of topics such as recombination, microwave background polarization, leptogenesis, gravitational lensing, structure formation, and multifield inflation, that are usually treated superficially if at all in treatises on cosmology. Copious references to current research literature are supplied. Appendices include a brief introduction to general relativity, and a detailed derivation of the Boltzmann equation for photons and neutrinos used in calculations of cosmological evolution. Also provided is an assortment of problems. About the Author Steven Weinberg, Department of Physics, University of Texas at Austin

Steven Weinberg

Table of contents

1: The Expansion of the Universe
2: The Cosmic Microwave Radiation Background
3: The Early Universe
4: Inflation
5: General Theory of Cosmological Fluctuations
6: Evolution of Cosmological Fluctuations
7: Anisotropies in the Microwave Sky
8: The Growth of Structure
9: Gravitational Lensing
10: Fluctuations from Inflation
Appendices
A: Some Useful Numbers
B: Review of General Relativity
C: Energy Transfer Between Radiation and Electrons
D: The Ergodic Theorem
E: Gaussian Distributions
F: Newtonian Cosmology
G: Photon Polarization
H: The Relativistic Boltzmann Equation
Notation
Glossary of Symbols
Assorted Problems

Steven Weinberg

Features

  • Provides uniquely self-contained and detailed accounts of the ideas and formulas that are used and tested in modern cosmological research.
  • Covers many topics that are not treated (or treated only superficially) in other books.
  • Entirely up-to-date.
  • Copious references to articles in the current research literature.
  • The author is a well-known participant in cosmological research, as well as in elementary particle physics, whose previous books on general relativity and the quantum theory of fields have been well received.

Steven Weinberg

Steven Weinberg

Description

This book is unique in the detailed, self-contained, and comprehensive treatment that it gives to the ideas and formulas that are used and tested in modern cosmological research. It divides into two parts, each of which provides enough material for a one-semester graduate course. The first part deals chiefly with the isotropic and homogeneous average universe; the second part concentrates on the departures from the average universe. Throughout the book the author presents detailed analytic calculations of cosmological phenomena, rather than just report results obtained elsewhere by numerical computation. The book is up to date, and gives detailed accounts of topics such as recombination, microwave background polarization, leptogenesis, gravitational lensing, structure formation, and multifield inflation, that are usually treated superficially if at all in treatises on cosmology. Copious references to current research literature are supplied. Appendices include a brief introduction to general relativity, and a detailed derivation of the Boltzmann equation for photons and neutrinos used in calculations of cosmological evolution. Also provided is an assortment of problems. About the Author Steven Weinberg, Department of Physics, University of Texas at Austin

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Table of contents

1: The Expansion of the Universe
2: The Cosmic Microwave Radiation Background
3: The Early Universe
4: Inflation
5: General Theory of Cosmological Fluctuations
6: Evolution of Cosmological Fluctuations
7: Anisotropies in the Microwave Sky
8: The Growth of Structure
9: Gravitational Lensing
10: Fluctuations from Inflation
Appendices
A: Some Useful Numbers
B: Review of General Relativity
C: Energy Transfer Between Radiation and Electrons
D: The Ergodic Theorem
E: Gaussian Distributions
F: Newtonian Cosmology
G: Photon Polarization
H: The Relativistic Boltzmann Equation
Notation
Glossary of Symbols
Assorted Problems

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