Introduction to Cosmology by Jayant V. Narlikar,
discoveries about the origin of the universe and the nature of the "Big
Bang" have occurred during the past decade. This introduction to the physics
of cosmology examines at a level appropriate for undergraduates the very
early universe, particle and quantum physics, and black holes in the context
of the origin of structure in the universe.
Cosmological Physics by John A. Peacock
eagerly-awaited textbook provides advanced undergraduate and graduate
students with a complete introduction to contemporary cosmology. It successfully
bridges the gap between undergraduate and advanced graduate texts by discussing
topics of current research, starting from first principles.Throughout
this authoritative volume, emphasis is given to the simplest, most intuitive
explanation for key equations used by researchers.
Cosmology and Astrophysics Through Problems
by T. Padmanabhan
self-study textbook provides a clear introduction through a series of
problems and answers. The first half covers astrophysical processes, gravitational
dynamics, radiative processes, fluid mechanics and general relativity.
The second half uses these concepts to develop modern cosmology.
Cosmology: A First Course by Marc Lachieze-Rey,
John Simmons (Illustrator)
on the fundamental ideas of general relativity, such as the spacetime
interval, comoving coordinates, and spacetime curvature, this text provides
an up-to-date and thoughtful discussion of the Big Bang and the crucial
questions of structure and galaxy formation.
Principles of Physical Cosmology (Princeton Series in Physics)
by P. J. E. Peebles
the last twenty years, dramatic improvements in methods of observing astrophysical
phenomena from the ground and in space have added to our knowledge of
what the universe is like now and what it was like in the past, going
back to the hot big bang. In this overview of today's physical cosmology,
P.J.E. Peebles shows how observation has combined with theoretical elements
to establish the subject as a mature science, while he also discusses
the most notable recent attempts to understand the origin and structure
of the universe. A successor to Peebles's classic volume Physical Cosmology
(Princeton, 1971), the book is a comprehensive overview addressed not
only to students but also to scientists active in fields outside cosmology.