Elementary Cosmology (Second Edition)

by James J Kolata (Author)
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The aim of this book is to introduce the most
important discoveries in cosmology, and how they altered our perceptions of the
origin, size, structure, and evolution of the universe. The book covers a wide
range of cosmological topics, including nebulae, cosmic distances, spacetime,
the Big Bang, dark matter and dark energy, higher dimensions, string theory,
neutron stars and black holes, and gravitational radiation. The text contains
many links to websites that clarify and extend the discussion, and which
provide a more in-depth understanding of many of the concepts introduced in
this book, in particular the mathematics involved. It will provide a
fascinating insight to undergraduate students and anyone interested in
astronomy and cosmology.

Key Features


Presents a history of scientific cosmology from the early Greek philosophers to
the present

Introduces our modern-day understanding of the origin and evolution of the
universe

Provides a non-mathematical treatment suitable for non-science majors
• Up-to-date
description of the most current instrumentation and ideas in cosmology



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Format
EPUB
Publication date
December 10, 2020
Publisher
Collection
Page count
160
ISBN
9780750336154
Paper ISBN
9780750336130
File size
9 MB