Cosmology : a very short introduction / Peter Coles.

By: Coles, Peter, 1963-Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Series: Very short introductions ; 51.Copyright date: Oxford : New York ; Oxford University Press, 2001Edition: First EditionDescription: 139 pages : illustrations ; 18 cmISBN: 019285416X; 9780192854162Subject(s): Cosmology | CosmologíaDDC classification: 523.1 Online resources: Publisher description | Table of contents only | Contributor biographical information
Partial contents:
List of illustrations -- 1. A brief history -- 2. Einstein and all that -- 3. First principles -- 4. The expanding universe -- 5. The big bang -- 6. What's the matter with the universe? -- 7. Cosmic structures -- 8. A theory of everything? -- Epilogue -- Further reading.
Abstract: Written in simple and accessible language, this non-technical introduction to cosmology, or the creation and development of the universe, explains the discipline, covers its history, details the latest developments, and explains what is known, what is believed, and what is purely speculative. In addition, the author discusses the development of the Big Bang theory, and more speculative modern issues like quantum cosmology, superstrings, and dark matter.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-133) and index.

List of illustrations -- 1. A brief history -- 2. Einstein and all that -- 3. First principles -- 4. The expanding universe -- 5. The big bang -- 6. What's the matter with the universe? -- 7. Cosmic structures -- 8. A theory of everything? -- Epilogue -- Further reading.

Written in simple and accessible language, this non-technical introduction to cosmology, or the creation and development of the universe, explains the discipline, covers its history, details the latest developments, and explains what is known, what is believed, and what is purely speculative. In addition, the author discusses the development of the Big Bang theory, and more speculative modern issues like quantum cosmology, superstrings, and dark matter.

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