Physical Foundations of Cosmology
Cambridge University Press, 10.11.2005 - 421 Seiten
Inflationary cosmology has been developed over the last twenty years to remedy serious shortcomings in the standard hot big bang model of the universe. Taking an original approach, this textbook explains the basis of modern cosmology and shows where the theoretical results come from. The book is divided into two parts; the first deals with the homogeneous and isotropic model of the Universe, the second part discusses how inhomogeneities can explain its structure. Established material such as the inflation and quantum cosmological perturbation are presented in great detail.
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Kinematics and dynamics of an expanding universe
Propagation of light and horizons
The hot universe
The very early universe
Gravitational instability in Newtonian theory
Gravitational instability in General Relativity
origin of the primordial inhomogeneities
Cosmic microwave background anisotropies
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amplitude approximation assume baryon becomes beginning bosons calculate cold compared component conserved consider constant contribution coordinate corresponding cosmological coupling curvature dark matter decay decreases depends derivative described determine diagram dominant early effective electrons energy density entropy equal equation equilibrium estimate example expansion expression fermions Figure flat fluctuations follows function gauge given gravitational Hence homogeneous horizon Hubble important increases inflation inflationary inhomogeneities initial integration interactions larger leading light mass matter measured metric mode neglected neutrinos Note observer obtain parameter particles peak perturbations phase photons physical polarization potential present Problem proportional quantum quark radiation recombination region relation respectively result satisfy scalar field scale scale factor Sitter solution space spacetime spatial spectrum structure Substituting symmetry Taking temperature tensor theory transformations transition universe vacuum vector Verify waves