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Cosmology A First Course Autor: Marc Lachièze-Rey, Translated by John Simmons


This 1995 book delivers a quantitative account of the science of cosmology, designed for a non-specialist audience. The basic principles are outlined using simple maths and physics, while still providing rigorous models of the Universe. It offers an ideal introduction to the key ideas in cosmology, without going into technical details. The approach used is based on the fundamental ideas of general relativity such as the spacetime interval, comoving co-ordinates, and spacetime curvature. It provides a thoughtful discussion of the big bang, and the crucial questions of structure and galaxy formation. Questions of method and philosophical approaches in cosmology are also briefly discussed. This book will still be of value those interested physics and mathematics, particularly non-specialists

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Cosmology A First Course Autor: Marc Lachièze-Rey, Translated by John Simmons


This 1995 book delivers a quantitative account of the science of cosmology, designed for a non-specialist audience. The basic principles are outlined using simple maths and physics, while still providing rigorous models of the Universe. It offers an ideal introduction to the key ideas in cosmology, without going into technical details. The approach used is based on the fundamental ideas of general relativity such as the spacetime interval, comoving co-ordinates, and spacetime curvature. It provides a thoughtful discussion of the big bang, and the crucial questions of structure and galaxy formation. Questions of method and philosophical approaches in cosmology are also briefly discussed. This book will still be of value those interested physics and mathematics, particularly non-specialists.


Spis treści: 1. Discovering the cosmos 2. The relativistic Universe 3. General relativity and the dynamics of the Universe 4. The primordial Universe 5. Galaxy formation Conclusion.


dla: academic researchers, graduate students, undergraduate students

isbn 9780521479660
stron 146
Data publikacji 12/10/1995
Paperback 247 x 174 mm

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Cosmology Autor: Hermann Bondi


Professor Herman Bondi, one of the proponents of the Steady State Theory, presented this volume as an account that would establish cosmology as a distinct branch of physics. First published in 1952, just a few years after the term 'the Big Bang' was coined, it represents an important stage in the development of cosmology. With detailed discussions of different theories including Newtonian cosmology, relativistic cosmology and kinematic relativity, it gives a remarkable insight into scientific thought at this crucial time. It will be most useful to anyone with an interest in the history of science or the progression of scientific ideas.


Spis treści: Preface Part I. Principles of Cosmology: 1. Physics and cosmology 2. The cosmological principle Part II. Observational Evidence: 3. The background light of the sky 4. The problem with inertia 5. Observations of distant nebulae Appendix: the K-term of the red shift 6. Astrophysical and geophysical data 7. Microphysics and cosmology Part III. Cosmological Theories: 8. Theoretical concepts 9. Newtonian cosmology 10. Relativistic cosmology 11. Kinematic relativity 12. The Steady-State Theory 13. The theories of Eddington, Dirac and Jordan 14. The present position in cosmology Bibliography Index.


dla: academic researchers, graduate students

isbn 9780521141185
stron 192
Data publikacji 28/04/2011
Paperback 216 x 140 mm

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