*Cosmological Inflation and
Large-Scale
Structure*

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Andrew R Liddle and David H Lyth

Please note that this book is largely superseded by our new book The
Primordial Density Perturbation
(2009), available now from Cambridge University Press and other sellers.

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2000
ISBN 0-521-57598-2 (pbk), 0-521-66022-X
(hbk),
430 pages

Paperback £22.95 / $35

Hardback £57.50 / $80.00

With 66 line diagrams, and over 50 problems, most
with
hints and answers.

Andrei Linde says "*a
detailed
and well-written description of inflationary theory and its
implications
for the theory of formation of the large-scale structure in the
universe
... a must for those who want to study modern cosmology*".

Physics Today says "*this
book
... is carefully constructed, well-written, well-organized, and
crystal
clear in its presentation of what can appear to be a complex and broad
range of topics.*".

This is a graduate level textbook, suitable for all
levels
of researcher from starting postgraduates onwards. It aims to give a
complete
account of the inflationary cosmology, from the particle physics
modelling
aspects to the comparison with astrophysical observations. It includes
a detailed account of linear perturbation theory, and of those
astrophysical
observations which can be interpreted using it, such as the cosmic
microwave
background.

__Contents__

Introduction

The Hot Big Bang Cosmology

Inflation

The Simplest Model for the Origin of
Structure
I

The Simplest Model for the Origin of Structure
II

Extensions to the Simplest Model

Scalar Fields and the Vacuum Fluctuation

Building and Testing Models of Inflation

The Cosmic Microwave Background

Galaxy Motions and Clustering

The Quasi-linear Regime

Putting Observations Together

Outlook for the Future

Advanced Topic: Cosmological Perturbation Theory

Advanced Topic: Diffusion and Free-streaming

Published by Cambridge
University
Press.

Read about important new developments since
publication
here.

Check for known errors in the errata.

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Home
Page or David
Lyth's Home Page .

Andrew Liddle

June 2009