Foundations of Modern Cosmology

Author: John F. Hawley,Katherine A. Holcomb

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019853096X

Category: Science

Page: 554

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Recent discoveries in astronomy have revolutionized the field of cosmology. While many long-standing questions in cosmology have now been answered, the new data pose new mysteries such as the nature of the "dark energy" that dominates the universe. This second edition provides an accessible and thorough text on the physics of cosmology and a lively account of the modern concordance model of the universe, from the big bang to a distant future dominated by dark energy.
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FOUNDATIONS OF MODERN COSMOLOGY. Edition en anglais

Author: John Frederick Hawley,Katherine A. Holcomb,Holcomb Hawley

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195104974

Category: Science

Page: 506

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Foundations of Modern Cosmology provides a highly accessible, thorough, and descriptive introduction to the historical development of and the physical basis for the modern big bang theory. This new textbook is ideal for electives that follow traditional introductory astronomy courses. It is intended to fill the gap between the many popular-level books, which can generally provide only a superficial treatment of the subject, and the advanced texts intended for students with strong backgrounds in physics and mathematics. The text is self-contained, appropriate for a one-semester course, and designed to be understandable to students with a grasp of elementary algebra. Emphasis is given to the scientific framework for cosmology, particularly the basic concepts of physics that underlie modern theories of relativity and cosmology; the importance of data and observations is stressed throughout.
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Encyclopedia of Cosmology (Routledge Revivals)

Historical, Philosophical, and Scientific Foundations of Modern Cosmology

Author: Norriss S. Hetherington

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317677668

Category: Science

Page: 686

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The Encyclopedia of Cosmology, first published in 1993, recounts the history, philosophical assumptions, methodological ambiguities, and human struggles that have influenced the various responses to the basic questions of cosmology through the ages, as well as referencing important scientific theories. Just as the recognition of social conventions in other cultures can lead to a more productive perspective on our own behaviour, so too a study of the cosmologies of other times and places can enable us recognise elements of our own cosmology that might otherwise pass as inevitable developments. Apart from modern natural science, therefore, this volume incorporates brief treatments of Native American, Cave-Dweller, Chinese, Egyptian, Islamic, Megalithic, Mesopotamian, Greek, Medieval and Copernican cosmology, leading to an appreciation of cosmology as an intellectual creation, not merely a collection of facts. It is a valuable reference tool for any student or academic with an interest in the history of science and cosmology specifically.
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Physical Foundations of Cosmology

Author: P. J. Steinhardt,Viatcheslav F.. Mukhanov,Viatcheslav Mukhanov,Mukhanov Viatcheslav

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521563987

Category: Science

Page: 421

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Textbook in cosmology covering established and speculative research for advanced students of physics and astrophysics.
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Fundamentals of Cosmology

Author: James Rich

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642028004

Category: Science

Page: 328

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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.
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History of Astronomy

An Encyclopedia

Author: John Lankford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136508341

Category: History

Page: 650

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This Encyclopedia traces the history of the oldest science from the ancient world to the space age in over 300 entries by leading experts.
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Theoretical Foundations of Cosmology

Introduction to the Global Structure of Space-time

Author: Micha? Heller

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789810207564

Category: Science

Page: 147

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The book's principal aim is to clarify fundamental concepts, decipher mathematical structures used to model space-time and relativistic worlds, and to disclose their physical meaning. After each chapter, philosophical implications of the presented material are commented upon.Both special and general theories of relativity are presented in the book with the stress on their global aspects. Although global mathematical methods are extensively used throughout the book, the definitions of new concepts, short comments and examples make reading smooth without the need to consult other textbooks or review papers.
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