INTRODUCTION TO COSMOLOGY. Jayant V. Narlikar. Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune, India. Introduction to Cosmology has 22 ratings and 0 reviews. The third edition of this successful textbook is fully updated and includes important recent deve. Author: J. V. Narlikar, Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics It begins with an introduction to cosmology and general relativity, and goes on to.
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Introduction to Cosmology
The physical aspects of cosmology, including primordial nucleosynthesis, the astroparticle physics of inflation, and the current ideas on structure formation are discussed.
Alternative models of cosmology are reviewed, including the model of Quasi-Steady State Cosmology, which has recently been proposed as an alternative to Big Bang Cosmology.
An Introduction to Cosmology
The final chapters discuss observational cosmology, and debate theory versus observational methods. The book includes problems and numerous worked examples.
This introductory textbook describes modern cosmology at a level suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduates who are familiar with mathematical methods and basic theoretical physics. It is intended for use on courses in theoretical physics, astrophysics or applied mathematics that include modern cosmology.
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Untroduction large-scale structure of the universe; 2.
The general theory of relativity; 3. From relativity to cosmology; 4. The Friedman models; 5.
Relics of the Big Bang; 6. The very early universe; 7.
The formation of large scale structure of introductoon universe; 8. Cosmologies with creation of matter; Observational tests of cosmological significance; Observations of distant parts of the universe; A critical overview of cosmology; Table of constants; Glossary.
They will also obtain a rigorous overview of the present observational data that will need to be incorporated into any model that wishes to displace present big bang cosmology.
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