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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding introduction to an exciting subject
Cosmology is one of the key frontiers of knowledge today, and is currently being driven by observations from powerful new telescopes (many in space) across the electromagnetic spectrum. The author provides an outstanding and detailed introduction to the subject. This is not a popular introduction: the mathematics are all there, but so too is an approachable and witty...
Published on 7 Dec 2010 by Chris

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2.0 out of 5 stars Graduates only please
This book is a good overview of the subject for graduate students, but unfortunately fails somewhat when it comes to third-year undergraduates. Although the illustrations are impressive, the captions are sometimes somewhat lacking. Another problem is that the index (and indeed the use of common terms in the main text) is far from complete. Rather a shame, since this is a...
Published on 22 July 2011 by Carole


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2.0 out of 5 stars Graduates only please, 22 July 2011
This review is from: Observational Cosmology (Paperback)
This book is a good overview of the subject for graduate students, but unfortunately fails somewhat when it comes to third-year undergraduates. Although the illustrations are impressive, the captions are sometimes somewhat lacking. Another problem is that the index (and indeed the use of common terms in the main text) is far from complete. Rather a shame, since this is a failing that would have been relatively simple to correct -- NAMING all terms defined in the line before the equation that defines them!

As such, it assumes a familiarity with some of the basic terms that a graduate student could be assumed to have, but that an undergraduate may not.

The author sometimes gets a bit carried away with filling in unneeded detail. To take an example (and a field in which I work), the convolution theorem. This is dealt with in an aside, but tries to cram into less than a page a level of detail that I don't teach to 3rd-year undergraduates doing computer vision, and that takes a considerable portion of a lecture when presenting it at masters level.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding introduction to an exciting subject, 7 Dec 2010
This review is from: Observational Cosmology (Paperback)
Cosmology is one of the key frontiers of knowledge today, and is currently being driven by observations from powerful new telescopes (many in space) across the electromagnetic spectrum. The author provides an outstanding and detailed introduction to the subject. This is not a popular introduction: the mathematics are all there, but so too is an approachable and witty commentary and many outstanding figures. Highly recommended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Cosmology, 18 Oct 2011
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A comprehensive review of the methods of obtaining cosmological data. Particularly useful were the on-line reference papers. As usual with Open University texts the fully worked exercises were very useful in explaining the key points.
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