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An Introduction to Modern Cosmology

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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

About the Author

Andrew Liddle is Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Sussex. Research interests include the origin and evolution of structure in the universe and the relation between astronomical observations and the physics of the early universe.

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