The Primordial Density Perturbation

Author: David H. Lyth
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052182849X
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The origin and evolution of the primordial perturbation is key to understanding structure formation in the earliest stages of the Universe. Giving a thorough account of theoretical cosmology and perturbations in the early Universe, this graduate-level textbook describes their observational consequences and how such observations relate to primordial physical processes.

Introduction to the Theory of the Early Universe

Author: Dmitry S Gorbunov
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814390615
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This book accompanies another book by the same authors, "Introduction to the Theory of the Early Universe: Hot Big Bang Theory" and presents the theory of the evolution of density perturbations and relic gravity waves, theory of cosmological inflation and post-inflationary reheating. Written in a pedagogical style, the main chapters give a detailed account of the established theory, with derivation of formulas. Being self-contained, it is a useful textbook for advanced undergraduate students and graduate students. Essential materials from General Relativity, theory of Gaussian random fields and quantum field theory are collected in the appendices. The more advanced topics are approached similarly in a pedagogical way. These parts may serve as a detailed introduction to current research. Available as a set with "Introduction to the Theory of the Early Universe: Hot Big Bang Theory." Sample Chapter(s) Chapter 5: Primordial Perturbations in Real Universe (272k) Chapter 15: Preheating after Inflation (382k) Contents: Jeans Instability in Newtonian GravityCosmological Perturbations in General Relativity. Equations of Linearized TheoryEvolution of Vector and Tensor PerturbationsScalar Perturbations: Single-Component FluidsPrimordial Perturbations in Real UniverseScalar Perturbations Before RecombinationStructure FormationBeyond Ideal Fluid ApproximationTemperature of Cosmic Microwave BackgroundCMB PolarizationDrawbacks of the Hot Big Bang Theory. Inflation as Possible Way OutInflation in Slow Roll RegimeGeneration of Cosmological Perturbations at InflationFurther Aspects of Inflationary TheoryPreheating After InflationBouncing UniverseColor Pages Readership: Cosmologists, advanced undergraduate and graduate students.

General Relativity and Gravitation

Author: Abhay Ashtekar
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110703731X
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Explore spectacular advances in contemporary physics with this unique celebration of the centennial of Einstein's discovery of general relativity.

Physical Foundations of Cosmology

Author: Viatcheslav Mukhanov
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139447114
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Inflationary cosmology has been developed over the last twenty years to remedy serious shortcomings in the standard hot big bang model of the universe. This textbook, first published in 2005, explains the basis of modern cosmology and shows where the theoretical results come from. The book is divided into two parts; the first deals with the homogeneous and isotropic model of the Universe, the second part discusses how inhomogeneities can explain its structure. Established material such as the inflation and quantum cosmological perturbation are presented in great detail, however the reader is brought to the frontiers of current cosmological research by the discussion of more speculative ideas. An ideal textbook for both advanced students of physics and astrophysics, all of the necessary background material is included in every chapter and no prior knowledge of general relativity and quantum field theory is assumed.

Cosmology for Physicists

Author: David Lyth
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498755356
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Written by an award-winning cosmologist, this brand new textbook provides advanced undergraduate and graduate students with coverage of the very latest developments in the observational science of cosmology. The book is separated into three parts; part I covers particle physics and general relativity, part II explores an account of the known history of the universe, and part III studies inflation. Full treatment of the origin of structure, scalar fields, the cosmic microwave background and the early universe are provided. Problems are included in the book with solutions provided in a separate solutions manual. More advanced extension material is offered in the Appendix, ensuring the book is fully accessible to students with a wide variety of background experience.

Inflationary Cosmology

Author: Martin Lemoine
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3540743537
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Some 25 years after the birth of inflationary cosmology, this volume sets out to provide both an authoritative and pedagogical introduction and review of the current state of the field. Readers learn about the arguments supporting the many different scenarios of cosmic inflation. Articles are written by eminent scientists, many of whom have made pioneering contributions to the field of inflationary cosmology.

The History of the Universe

Author: David H. Lyth
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319227440
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This book gives an accessible account of the history of the Universe; not only what happened, but why it happened. An author of textbooks on the early Universe and inflation, David Lyth now explains both cosmology and the underlying physics to the general reader. The book includes a detailed account of the almost imperceptible structure in the early Universe, and its probable origin as a quantum fluctuation during an early epoch known as the epoch of inflation. It also explains how that early structure is visible now in the cosmic microwave radiation which is our main source of information about the early Universe, and how it gave rise to galaxies and stars. The main text of the book assumes no knowledge of mathematics or physics so that it is accessible to everybody, while an appendix contains more advanced material. As a result the book will be useful for a wide spectrum of readers, including high-school students, undergraduates, postgraduates and professional physicists working in areas other than cosmology. It will also serve as “additional reading” for university courses in general astronomy, astrophysics or cosmology itself.

An Introduction to Modern Cosmology

Author: Andrew Liddle
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118690257
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An Introduction to Modern Cosmology Third Edition is an accessible account of modern cosmological ideas. The Big Bang Cosmology is explored, looking at its observational successes in explaining the expansion of the Universe, the existence and properties of the cosmic microwave background, and the origin of light elements in the universe. Properties of the very early Universe are also covered, including the motivation for a rapid period of expansion known as cosmological inflation. The third edition brings this established undergraduate textbook up-to-date with the rapidly evolving observational situation. This fully revised edition of a bestseller takes an approach which is grounded in physics with a logical flow of chapters leading the reader from basic ideas of the expansion described by the Friedman equations to some of the more advanced ideas about the early universe. It also incorporates up-to-date results from the Planck mission, which imaged the anisotropies of the Cosmic Microwave Background radiation over the whole sky. The Advanced Topic sections present subjects with more detailed mathematical approaches to give greater depth to discussions. Student problems with hints for solving them and numerical answers are embedded in the chapters to facilitate the reader’s understanding and learning. Cosmology is now part of the core in many degree programs. This current, clear and concise introductory text is relevant to a wide range of astronomy programs worldwide and is essential reading for undergraduates and Masters students, as well as anyone starting research in cosmology. Supplementary material, including full-colour images, updates and links for students and instructors, is available on the author’s website: http://www.roe.ac.uk/~arl/.

Cosmology A Very Short Introduction

Author: Peter Coles
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191579440
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This book is a simple, non-technical introduction to cosmology, explaining what it is and what cosmologists do. Peter Coles discusses the history of the subject, the development of the Big Bang theory, and more speculative modern issues like quantum cosmology, superstrings, and dark matter. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.