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An Introduction to Modern Cosmology

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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 ...more
Published 2003 by John Wiley & Sons
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Ryan Cutter
Feb 14, 2015 Ryan Cutter rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Great introduction, incredibly comprehensive text. One of the reviews states that only slight understanding of maths is required, but I disagree. Differential geometry and tensor calculus is precursor, and one that isn't particularly developed in this book. Although not a major hindrance to the bulk of content, a firm grasp of general relativity cannot be attained without a comprehensive understanding of tensor calculus.
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Feb 09, 2012 Eppursimuov3 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For those interested in delving deeper into the science of cosmology, Andrew Liddle’s An Introduction to Modern Cosmology helps to bridge the gap between popular science and graduate level reference books. He arrives at the famous Friedmann equation through Newtonian physics rather than the standard relativistic approach (we still end up with the same equation). Through the solutions of this equation, Liddle explores subjects such as the curvature of space, the cosmological constant, the density ...more
Mark
Mar 25, 2015 Mark rated it really liked it
Good intro to cosmology at the undergrad level. Read it from cover to cover. It was a good review/refresher in preparation from my oral qualifying exam at UCD.
Erin
Dec 29, 2014 Erin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought this was a great undergrad cosmology book. The sections are short and sweet, while still explaining the difficult concepts in a way that makes sense.
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