The Resource Modern cosmology, Scott Dodelson

Modern cosmology, Scott Dodelson

Label
Modern cosmology
Title
Modern cosmology
Statement of responsibility
Scott Dodelson
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
OPELS
Dewey number
523.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB981
LC item number
.D63 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Modern cosmology, Scott Dodelson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 426-434) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Standard Model and Beyond -- 2. The Smooth, Expanding Universe -- 3. Beyond Equilibrium -- 4. The Boltzmann Equations -- 5. Einstein Equations -- 6. Initial Conditions -- 7. Inhomogeneities -- 8. Anisotropies -- 9. Probes of Inhomogeneities -- 10. Weak Lensing and Polarization -- 11. Analysis -- A. Solutions to Selected Problems -- B. Symbols -- C. Numbers -- D. Special Functions -- Bibliography
Control code
ocn162129438
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 440 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780080511979
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
89625:89625
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b27246929
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)162129438
  • pebcs008051197X

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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