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Foundations of Modern Cosmology

Foundations of Modern Cosmology

  • Author: John F. Hawley,Katherine A. Holcomb
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191606952
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 576
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Recent discoveries in astronomy, especially those made with data collected by satellites such as the Hubble Space Telescope and the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe, have revolutionized the science of cosmology. These new observations offer the possibility that some long-standing mysteries in cosmology might be answered, including such fundamental questions as the ultimate fate of the universe. Foundations of modern cosmology provides an accessible, thorough and descriptive introduction to the physical basis for modern cosmological theory, from the big bang to a distant future dominated by dark energy. This second edition includes the latest observational results and provides the detailed background material necessary to understand their implications, with a focus on the specific model supported by these observations, the concordance model. Consistent with the book's title, emphasis is given to the scientific framework for cosmology, particularly the basics concepts of physics that underlie modern theories of relativity and cosmology; the importance of data and observations is stressed throughout. The book sketches the historical background of cosmology, and provides a review of the relevant basic physics and astronomy. After this introduction, both special and general relativity are treated, before proceeding to an in-depth discussion of the big bang theory and physics of the early universe. The book includes current research areas, including dark matter and structure formation, dark energy, the inflationary universe, and quantum cosmology. The authors' website (http://www.astro.virginia.edu/~jh8h/Foundations) offers a wealth of supplemental information, including questions and answers, references to other sources, and updates on the latest discoveries.

Foundations of Modern Cosmology

Foundations of Modern Cosmology

  • Author: Jurgen Bar
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: 9781977925015
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  • Page: 436
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Recent discoveries in astronomy, especially those made with data collected by satellites such as the Hubble Space Telescope and the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe, have revolutionized the science of cosmology. These new observations offer the possibility that some long-standing mysteries in cosmology might be answered, including such fundamental questions as the ultimate fate of the universe. descriptive introduction to the physical basis for modern cosmological theory, from the big bang to a distant future dominated by dark energy. This second edition includes the latest observational results and provides the detailed background material necessary to understand their implications, with a focus on the specific model supported by these observations, the concordance model. Consistent with the book's title, basics concepts of physics that underlie modern theories of relativity and cosmology; the importance of data and observations is stressed throughout. The book sketches the historical background of cosmology, and provides a review of special and general relativity are treated, before proceeding to an in-depth discussion of the big bang theory and physics of the early universe.

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
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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.

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

Fundamentals of Cosmology

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.

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
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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
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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.

Foundations of Astronomy

Foundations of Astronomy

  • Author: Michael Seeds
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 0495015784
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 736
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With this newly revised 9th edition of FOUNDATIONS OF ASTRONOMY, Mike Seeds' goal is to help students use astronomy to understand science and use science to understand what we are. Fascinating and engaging, this text illustrates the scientific method and guides students to answer these fundamental questions: What are we? and How do we know? In discussing the interplay between evidence and hypothesis, Seeds provides not just facts, but a conceptual framework for understanding the logic of science. The book vividly conveys his love of astronomy, and illustrates how students can comprehend their place in the universe by grasping a small set of physical laws. Crafting a story about astronomy, Mike shows students how to ask questions to gradually puzzle out the beautiful secrets of the physical world. Mathematics is incorporated into the text (and in separate sections for easy reference), but the book's arguments do not depend on mathematical reasoning, keeping even math-averse students engaged. The revision addresses new developments in astrophysics and cosmology, plus the latest discoveries, including evidence of a new world beyond Pluto and new evidence of dark energy and the acceleration of the universe. Students are also provided with an online assessment tool, called AceAstronomy. Designed specifically to help students prepare for tests and exams, AceAstronomy improves conceptual understanding by providing a personalized learning plan based on a pre-test diagnostic. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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
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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.

Modern Cosmology

Modern Cosmology

  • Author: Scott Dodelson
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 008051197X
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 440
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Modern Cosmology begins with an introduction to the smooth, homogeneous universe described by a Friedman-Robertson-Walker metric, including careful treatments of dark energy, big bang nucleosynthesis, recombination, and dark matter. From this starting point, the reader is introduced to perturbations about an FRW universe: their evolution with the Einstein-Boltzmann equations, their generation by primordial inflation, and their observational consequences. These consequences include the anisotropy spectrum of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) featuring acoustic peaks and polarization, the matter power spectrum with baryonic wiggles, and their detection via photometric galaxy surveys, redshift distortions, cluster abundances, and weak lensing. The book concludes with a long chapter on data analysis. Modern Cosmology is the first book to explain in detail the structure of the acoustic peaks in the CMB, the E/B decomposition in polarization which may allow for detection of primordial gravity waves, and the modern analysis techniques used on increasingly large cosmological data sets. Readers will gain the tools needed to work in cosmology and learn how modern observations are rapidly revolutionizing our picture of the universe. Provides foundations, calculations, and interpretations which illuminate current thinking in cosmology Covers the major advances in cosmology over the past decade Includes over 100 unique, pedagogical figures