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# Cosmology for the Curious

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This book is an introductory text for all those wishing to learn about modern views of the cosmos. Our universe originated in a great explosion - the big bang. For nearly a century cosmologists have studied the aftermath of this explosion: how the universe expanded and cooled down, and how galaxies were gradually assembled by gravity. The nature of the bang itself has come
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Hardcover, 372 pages

Published
July 1st 2017
by Springer

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*Cosmology for the Curious*. The cover blurb describes it as "a non-technical but conceptually rigorous account of modern cosmological ideas." It's suitable for use as a college-level textbook for non-science majors. "Non-technical" in this case means without math beyond high school algebra, though there is some of that. Happily, I do have a reasonably good grasp of algebra, enough to be able to read and understand the meaning of equations and how they can be tran ...more

While the first 5 chapters review a lot of material that is similarly reviewed in works for the layperson in this subject area, the remainder of th ...more

I was very pleased to see that the 2nd half went on to discuss some of the most fascinating things we've come upon beyond the big bang: inflationary cosmology, a slightly more technical discussion of string theory and the multiverse, the anthropic principle, the prin ...more

in the first part, the authors are bringing us into understanding of the cosmos from the big bang until today. what makes galaxy, what causes life on earth, and so forth,

then in the second part, we are brought beyond the big bang. it' ...more

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