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The Resource Cosmology, Steven Weinberg

Cosmology, Steven Weinberg

Label
Cosmology
Title
Cosmology
Statement of responsibility
Steven Weinberg
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is a uniquely comprehensive and detailed treatment of the theoretical and observational foundations of modern cosmology, by a Nobel Laureate in Physics. It gives up-to-date and self contained accounts of the theories and observations that have made the past few decades a golden age of cosmology
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1933-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weinberg, Steven
Dewey number
523.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cosmology
  • Cosmology
Label
Cosmology, Steven Weinberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cosmic expansion or tired light?
  • Ages
  • Masses
  • Intergalactic absorption
  • Number counts
  • Quintessence
  • Horizons
  • 2.
  • The cosmic microwave radiation background.
  • Expectations and discovery of the microwave background
  • 1.
  • The equilibrium era
  • Recombination and last scattering
  • The dipole anisotropy
  • The Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect
  • Primary fluctuations in the microwave background : a first look
  • 3.
  • The early universe.
  • Thermal history
  • Cosmological nucleosynthesis
  • Baryonsynthesis and leptonsynthesis
  • The expansion of the universe.
  • Cold dark matter
  • 4.
  • Inflation.
  • Three puzzles
  • Slow-roll inflation
  • Chaotic inflation, eternal inflation
  • 5.
  • General theory of small fluctuations.
  • Field equations
  • Fourier decomposition and stochastic initial conditions
  • Spacetime geometry
  • Choosing a gauge
  • Conservation outside the horizon
  • The cosmological redshift
  • Distances at small redshift : the Hubble constant
  • Luminosity distances and angular diameter distances
  • Dynamics of expansion
  • Distances at large redshifts : accelerated expansion
  • 7.
  • Anisotropies in the microwave sky.
  • General formulas for the temperature flucations
  • Temperature multipole coefficients : scalar modes
  • Temperature multipole coefficients : tensor modes
  • Polarization
  • 8.
  • The growth of structure.
  • Linear perturbations after recombination
  • Nonlinear growth
  • 6.
  • Collapse of baryonic matter
  • 9.
  • Gravitational lenses.
  • Lens equation for point masses
  • Magnification : strong lensing and microlensing
  • Extended lenses
  • Time delay
  • Weak lensing
  • Cosmic strings
  • 10.
  • Evolution of cosmological fluctuations,
  • Inflation as the origin of cosmological fluctuations.
  • Scalar fluctuations during inflation
  • Tensor fluctuations during inflation
  • Fluctuations during inflation : the slow-roll approximation
  • Multifield inflation
  • Appendices.
  • A.
  • Some useful numbers ;
  • B.
  • Review of general relativity ;
  • Scalar perturbations : kinetic theory
  • C.
  • Energy transfer between radiation and electrons ;
  • D.
  • The Ergodic theorem ;
  • E.
  • Gaussian distributions ;
  • F.
  • Newtonian cosmology ;
  • G.
  • Photon polarization ;
  • Scalar perturbations : the hydrodynamic limit
  • H.
  • The relativistic Boltzmann equation
  • Glossary of symbols
  • Assorted problems
  • Scalar perturbations : long wavelengths
  • Scalar perturbations : short wavelengths
  • Scalar perturbations : interpolation & transfer functions
  • Tensor perturbations
Control code
ocn182779803
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xvii, 593 pages
Isbn
9780198526827
Lccn
2007049371
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)182779803
Label
Cosmology, Steven Weinberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cosmic expansion or tired light?
  • Ages
  • Masses
  • Intergalactic absorption
  • Number counts
  • Quintessence
  • Horizons
  • 2.
  • The cosmic microwave radiation background.
  • Expectations and discovery of the microwave background
  • 1.
  • The equilibrium era
  • Recombination and last scattering
  • The dipole anisotropy
  • The Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect
  • Primary fluctuations in the microwave background : a first look
  • 3.
  • The early universe.
  • Thermal history
  • Cosmological nucleosynthesis
  • Baryonsynthesis and leptonsynthesis
  • The expansion of the universe.
  • Cold dark matter
  • 4.
  • Inflation.
  • Three puzzles
  • Slow-roll inflation
  • Chaotic inflation, eternal inflation
  • 5.
  • General theory of small fluctuations.
  • Field equations
  • Fourier decomposition and stochastic initial conditions
  • Spacetime geometry
  • Choosing a gauge
  • Conservation outside the horizon
  • The cosmological redshift
  • Distances at small redshift : the Hubble constant
  • Luminosity distances and angular diameter distances
  • Dynamics of expansion
  • Distances at large redshifts : accelerated expansion
  • 7.
  • Anisotropies in the microwave sky.
  • General formulas for the temperature flucations
  • Temperature multipole coefficients : scalar modes
  • Temperature multipole coefficients : tensor modes
  • Polarization
  • 8.
  • The growth of structure.
  • Linear perturbations after recombination
  • Nonlinear growth
  • 6.
  • Collapse of baryonic matter
  • 9.
  • Gravitational lenses.
  • Lens equation for point masses
  • Magnification : strong lensing and microlensing
  • Extended lenses
  • Time delay
  • Weak lensing
  • Cosmic strings
  • 10.
  • Evolution of cosmological fluctuations,
  • Inflation as the origin of cosmological fluctuations.
  • Scalar fluctuations during inflation
  • Tensor fluctuations during inflation
  • Fluctuations during inflation : the slow-roll approximation
  • Multifield inflation
  • Appendices.
  • A.
  • Some useful numbers ;
  • B.
  • Review of general relativity ;
  • Scalar perturbations : kinetic theory
  • C.
  • Energy transfer between radiation and electrons ;
  • D.
  • The Ergodic theorem ;
  • E.
  • Gaussian distributions ;
  • F.
  • Newtonian cosmology ;
  • G.
  • Photon polarization ;
  • Scalar perturbations : the hydrodynamic limit
  • H.
  • The relativistic Boltzmann equation
  • Glossary of symbols
  • Assorted problems
  • Scalar perturbations : long wavelengths
  • Scalar perturbations : short wavelengths
  • Scalar perturbations : interpolation & transfer functions
  • Tensor perturbations
Control code
ocn182779803
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xvii, 593 pages
Isbn
9780198526827
Lccn
2007049371
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)182779803

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