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An Introduction to Modern Cosmology, 2nd Edition (Physics) Paperback – 27 Mar 2003

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  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 2Rev Ed edition (27 Mar. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470848359
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470848357
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 1.2 x 24.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 521,655 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"...complete and up–to–date...an excellent introduction of cosmology, and at this level it is hard to beat...highly recommended." ( Choice, Vol. 41, No. 6, February 2004)

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An Introduction to Modern Cosmology Second Edition is an accessible account of modern cosmological ideas.  The Big Bang Cosmology is explored, looking at its observational successes in explaining the expansion and age of the universe, the existence and properties of the cosmic microwave background, and the origin of the light elements in the universe.  Properties of the very early universe are also covered, including the motivation for the theory known as cosmological inflation.  The Second Edition includes additiional material on observational cosmology and structure formation.

  • Approach grounded in physics rather than mathematics.
  • Worked examples, student problems, hints for solving them and numerical answers.
  • Latest observational results including WMAP satellite.
  • New website with updates, full colour images and links to further information.

Published reviews of the First Edition:

"..a clear, concise and accessible book" New Scientist

"...one of the clearest introductions to cosmology on the market"  Contemporary Physics

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