Relativistic Cosmology (BOK)

George Ellis, Malcolm MacCallum, Roy Maartens

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Cosmology has been transformed by dramatic progress in high-precision observations and theoretical modelling. This book surveys key developments and open issues for graduate students and researchers. Using a relativistic geometric approach, it focuses on the general concepts and relations that underpin the standard model of the Universe. Part I covers foundations of relativistic cosmology whilst Part II develops the dynamical and observational relations for all models of the Universe based on general relativity. Part III focuses on the standard model of cosmology, including inflation, dark matter, dark energy, perturbation theory, the cosmic microwave background, structure formation and gravitational lensing. It also examines modified gravity and inhomogeneity as possible alternatives to dark energy. Anisotropic and inhomogeneous models are described in Part IV, and Part V reviews deeper issues, such as quantum cosmology, the start of the universe and the multiverse proposal. Colour versions of some figures are available at www.cambridge.org/9780521381154.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter George Ellis, Malcolm MacCallum, Roy Maartens
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780521381154
Antall sider 634 Dimensjoner 18,9cm x 24,6cm x 3,2cm
Vekt 1930 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Cosmology & the universe, Relativity physics