*An
Introduction to Modern Cosmology*

2009: Updated 2nd edition now
available with updates, corrections, and an extra Advanced Topic.

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Andrew Liddle

John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, 2003
ISBN 0-470-84835-7 (pbk), 0-470-84834-0
(hbk),
193 pages

Available in paperback and hardback

Includes 42 grey-scale and black and white figures,
and
over 50 problems with hints and answers.

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. A minimal course uses the main
15
chapters, and there are several Advanced Topic chapters that can be
slotted
in as additional material.

__Contents__

Chapter 1: A Brief History of
Cosmological
Ideas

Chapter 2: Observational Overview

Chapter 3: Newtonian Gravity

Chapter 4: The Geometry of the
Universe

Chapter 5: Simple Cosmological Models

Chapter 6: Observational Parameters

Chapter 7: The Cosmological Constant

Chapter 8: The Age of the Universe

Chapter 9: The Density of the
Universe
and Dark Matter

Chapter 10: The Cosmic Microwave
Background

Chapter 11: The Early Universe

Chapter 12: Nucleosynthesis: the
Origin
of the Light Elements

Chapter 13: The Inflationary Universe

Chapter 14: The Initial Singularity

Chapter 15: Overview: The Standard
Cosmological Model

Advanced Topic 1: General
Relativistic
Cosmology

Advanced Topic 2: Classic Cosmology:
Distances and Luminosities

Advanced Topic 3: Neutrino Cosmology

Advanced Topic 4: Baryogenesis

Advanced Topic 5: Structures in the
Universe

Advanced Topic 6: Constraining Cosmological
Models (from December 2008 reprinting onwards)

Published by John
Wiley
& Sons.

Check for known errors in the errata.

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developments
in cosmology.

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home page.

Andrew Liddle

July 2013