Search Results for "foundations-of-modern-cosmology"

Foundations of Modern Cosmology

Foundations of Modern Cosmology

  • Author: John F. Hawley,Katherine A. Holcomb
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 019853096X
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 554
  • View: 9919
DOWNLOAD NOW »
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.

FOUNDATIONS OF MODERN COSMOLOGY. Edition en anglais

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
  • View: 3091
DOWNLOAD NOW »
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.

Encyclopedia of Cosmology (Routledge Revivals)

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
  • View: 9649
DOWNLOAD NOW »
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.

Physical Foundations of Cosmology

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
  • View: 4661
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Textbook in cosmology covering established and speculative research for advanced students of physics and astrophysics.

The Foundations of Modern Science in the Middle Ages

The Foundations of Modern Science in the Middle Ages

Their Religious, Institutional and Intellectual Contexts

  • Author: Edward Grant
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521567626
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 247
  • View: 8014
DOWNLOAD NOW »
This 1997 book views the substantive achievements of the Middle Ages as they relate to early modern science.

History of Astronomy

History of Astronomy

An Encyclopedia

  • Author: John Lankford
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136508341
  • Category: History
  • Page: 650
  • View: 6386
DOWNLOAD NOW »
This Encyclopedia traces the history of the oldest science from the ancient world to the space age in over 300 entries by leading experts.

Fundamentals of Cosmology

Fundamentals of Cosmology

  • Author: James Rich
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 3642028004
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 328
  • View: 3669
DOWNLOAD NOW »
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.

Theoretical Foundations of Cosmology

Theoretical Foundations of Cosmology

Introduction to the Global Structure of Space-time

  • Author: Micha? Heller
  • Publisher: World Scientific
  • ISBN: 9789810207564
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 147
  • View: 1398
DOWNLOAD NOW »
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.

The Physics of the Cosmic Microwave Background

The Physics of the Cosmic Microwave Background

  • Author: Pavel D. Naselsky,Dmitry I. Novikov,Igor D. Novikov
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 113945837X
  • Category: Science
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 7741
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Spectacular observational breakthroughs, particularly by the WMAP satellite, have led to a new epoch of CMB science long after its original discovery. Taking a physical approach, the authors of this volume, which was first published in 2006, probe the problem of the 'darkness' of the Universe: the origin and evolution of dark energy and matter in the cosmos. Starting with the observational background of modern cosmology, they provide an accessible review of this fascinating yet complex subject. Topics discussed include the kinetics of the electromagnetic radiation in the Universe, the ionization history of cosmic plamas, the origin of primordial perturbations in light of the inflation paradigm, and the formation of anisotropy and polarization of the CMB. This fascinating review will be valuable to advanced students and researchers in cosmology.

Prematurity in Scientific Discovery

Prematurity in Scientific Discovery

On Resistance and Neglect

  • Author: Ernest B. Hook
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520231061
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 378
  • View: 5050
DOWNLOAD NOW »
"In preparing this remarkable book, Ernest Hook persuaded an eminent group of scientists, historians, sociologists and philosophers to focus on the problem: why are some discoveries rejected at a particular time but later seen to be valid? The interaction of these experts did not produce agreement on 'prematurity' in science but something more valuable: a collection of fascinating papers, many of them based on new research and analysis, which sometimes forced the author to revise a previously-held opinion. The book should be enthusiastically welcomed by all readers who are interested in how science works."—Stephen G. Brush, co-author of Physics, The Human Adventure: From copernicus to Einstein and Beyond "Prematurity and Scientific Discovery contains interesting and insightful papers by numerous well-known scientists and scholars. It will be of wide interest, not only to science studies scholars but also to working scientists and to science-literate general readers."—Thomas Nickles, editor of Scientific Discovery, Logic, and Rationality