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*An Introduction to Modern Cosmology*

1st Edition
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Andrew Liddle

John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, 1999
ISBN 0-471-98758-1 (pbk), 0-471-98757-3 (hbk),
142 pages

Paperback £15.99
Hardback £39.99

Includes 4 colour and 31 black and white figures, and
nearly 50 problems with hints and answers.

New Scientist says `clear, concise and accessible' (March
13th 1999).

Current Amazon review
rating: 4.67 stars (OK, based on only three reviews but at least
none were by me). The 4-star reviewer says `This book is the most clearly
written book I have ever read. Liddle has a knack for making difficult
concepts easy to comprehend through his use of analogies and vividly accurate
descriptions.'

As the name implies, this textbook provides an introduction
to modern cosmology. It is intended for use as an undergraduate textbook,
at a level roughly suitable for the last or penultimate year of a degree
course. The emphasis is placed on the application of basic ideas in physics,
including thermodynamics, atomic physics and nuclear physics. General relativity
is avoided and is not a pre-requisite.

__Contents__

A Brief History of Cosmological Ideas

Observational Overview

Newtonian Gravity

Newtonian Cosmological Models

The Geometry of the Universe

Observational Parameters

The Age of the Universe

The Density of the Universe and Dark Matter

The Cosmic Microwave Background

The Early Universe

Nucleosynthesis: the Origin of the Light Elements

The Inflationary Universe

Structures in the Universe

The Initial Singularity

Precis

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Andrew Liddle

October 2002