Precision Cosmology: The First Half Million Years

51RGFjh+DLL._SX218_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_ Author Bernard J. T. Jones
Isbn 9780521554336
File size 26MB
Year 2017
Pages 774
Language English
File format PDF
Category Astronomy

Book Description:

'This book gives a fascinating account of how observations in the last hundred years have changed the perception of our Universe. It leads the reader from a historic account of the most dramatic discoveries of the recent past to a description and interpretation of the latest experiments. This book describes the detailed knowledge of our Universe that is supported by numerous experiments including the recent discovery of gravitational waves and, most importantly, will be tested by many more in the nearby future. It is a welcome beacon that both researchers and students can use in the fast changing field of precision cosmology. A particularly attractive pedagogical feature is that most of the cosmology is first introduced in a Newtonian context thereby avoiding as much as possible the complexities of General Relativity. Many exercises and online supplements further assist the reader. I full-heartedly recommend this book to anyone who wants to understand the Universe we live in.' Eric Bergshoeff, Willem de Sitter Chair in Theoretical Physics, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands



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