Cosmology
 Author/Creator
 Weinberg, Steven, 1933
 Language
 English.
 Imprint
 Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
 Physical description
 xvii, 593 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
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Contents/Summary
 Bibliography
 Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
 Contents

 1. The Expansion of the Universe 2. The Cosmic Microwave Radiation Background 3. The Early Universe 4. Inflation 5. General Theory of Cosmological Fluctuations 6. Evolution of Cosmological Fluctuations 7. Anisotropies in the Microwave Sky 8. The Growth of Structure 9. Gravitational Lensing 10. Fluctuations from Inflation Appendices A. Some Useful Numbers B. Review of General Relativity C. Energy Transfer Between Radiation and Electrons D. The Ergodic Theorem E. Gaussian Distributions F. Newtonian Cosmology G. Photon Polarization H. The Relativistic Boltzmann Equation Notation Glossary of Symbols Assorted Problems.
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 Publisher's Summary
 This book is unique in the detailed, selfcontained, and comprehensive treatment that it gives to the ideas and formulas that are used and tested in modern cosmological research. It divides into two parts, each of which provides enough material for a onesemester graduate course. The first part deals chiefly with the isotropic and homogeneous average universe; the second part concentrates on the departures from the average universe. Throughout the book the author presents detailed analytic calculations of cosmological phenomena, rather than just report results obtained elsewhere by numerical computation. The book is up to date, and gives detailed accounts of topics such as recombination, microwave background polarization, leptogenesis, gravitational lensing, structure formation, and multifield inflation, that are usually treated superficially if at all in treatises on cosmology. Copious references to current research literature are supplied. Appendices include a brief introduction to general relativity, and a detailed derivation of the Boltzmann equation for photons and neutrinos used in calculations of cosmological evolution. Also provided is an assortment of problems.
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Subjects
 Subject
 Cosmology.
Bibliographic information
 Publication date
 2008
 Responsibility
 Steven Weinberg.
 ISBN
 0198526822
 9780198526827