Fundamentals of Cosmology (2001 ed.)

Fundamentals of Cosmology (2001 ed.)

By: James Rich (author)Paperback

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A self-contained introduction to general relativity that is based on the homogeneity and isotropy of the local universe. Emphasis is placed on estimations of the densities of matter and vacuum energy, and on investigations of the primordial density fluctuations and the nature of dark matter.


Introduction.- Observational Cosmology.- Coordinates and Metrics.- The Field Equations.- Friedmannology.- The Thermal History of the Universe.- Structure Formation.- Exercises.- Lorentz Vectors and Tensors.- Natural Units.- Standard Particles and Beyond.- Magnitudes.- Useful Formulas and Numbers.- Solutions and Hints for Selected Exercises.- References.- Index.

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  • ISBN13: 9783642074615
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 313
  • ID: 9783642074615
  • weight: 477
  • ISBN10: 3642074618
  • edition: 2001 ed.

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