Cosmology: The Science of the Universe

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Cosmology: The Science of the Universe is a broad introduction to the science of modern cosmology, with emphasis on its historical origins. The first edition of this best-selling book received worldwide acclaim for its lucid style and wide-ranging exploration of the universe. This eagerly awaited second edition updates and greatly extends the first with seven new chapters that explore early scientific cosmology, Cartesian and Newtonian world systems, cosmology after Newton and before Einstein, special relativity, observational cosmology, inflation and creation of the universe. All chapters conclude with a section entitled Reflections containing provocative topics that will foster lively debate. The new Projects section, also at the end of each chapter, raises questions and issues to challenge the reader.
 

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Cosmology treats advanced concepts in Cosmology without complex differential equations. There are lots of diagrams and explanations of concepts like containment, horizons, time dilation, space-time diagrams and more. This book treats cosmology at the college level for a person without a mathematical background and succeeds in giving a broad view of modern cosmology for the lay person without sacrificing an advanced rigorous treatment. 

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Very Comprehensive and comprehendable.

Contenido

Preface
1
The expanding space paradigm
5
What is cosmology?
13
The anthropometric universe
20
The distant galaxies
21
Further reading
26
The mystery religions
34
285
38
Reflections
214
Tests of general relativity
233
Black holes
247
Blackhole magic
260
Two interpretations
324
The many universes
355
Oscillating universes
362
Observational cosmology
387

Reflections
42
Projects
45
Containment and the cosmic edge
60
Cosmology after Newton
66
The new astronomy
73
Reflections
80
Space and time
85
Stars
89
Birth of stars
100
The now
105
Projects
110
Inflation solves the monopole problem
124
Redshifts
127
Newtonian cosmology
141
Further reading
145
Expanding cosmic sphere
161
The cosmic connection
162
Further reading
167
Projects
184
Curved space
198
Is the universe open or closed?
406
The early universe
413
The first million years
422
Reflections
428
Projects
435
The horizon riddle
441
Conformal diagrams
448
Reflections
454
Brightsky universes
457
66
481
70
490
77
502
Creation of the universe
515
Reflections
528
Intelligent life
542
78
555
413
559
42
561
206
562
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