An introduction to modern cosmology / Andrew Liddle, Institute for Astronomy, University of Edinburgh. - Third edition. - xv, 182 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
1. A (Very) Brief History of Cosmological Ideas -- 2. Observational Overview -- 3. Newtonian Gravity -- 4. The Geometry of the Universe -- 5. Simple Cosmological Models -- 6. Observational Parameters -- 7. The Cosmological Constant -- 8. The Age of the Universe -- 9. The Density of the Universe and Dark Matter -- 10. The Cosmic Microwave Background -- 11. The Early Universe -- 12. Nucleosynthesis: The Origin of the Light Elements -- 13. The Inflationary Universe -- 14. The Initial Singularity -- 15. Overview: The Standard Cosmological Model -- Advanced Topic 1 General Relativistic Cosmology -- Advanced Topic 2 Classic Cosmology: Distances and Luminosities -- Advanced Topic 3 Neutrino Cosmology -- Advanced Topic 4 Baryogenesis -- Advanced Topic 5 Structures in the Universe -- Advanced Topic 6 Constraining cosmological models.
An Introduction to Modern Cosmology Third Edition is an accessible account of modern cosmological ideas. The Big Bang Cosmology is explored, looking at its observational successes in explaining the expansion of the Universe, the existence and properties of the cosmic microwave background, and the origin of light elements in the universe. Properties of the very early Universe are also covered, including the motivation for a rapid period of expansion known as cosmological inflation. The third edition brings this established undergraduate textbook up-to-date with the rapidly evolving observational situation.
523.1 / L712i 2015