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Introduction to Cosmology Second Edition Matts Roos University of Helsinki, Finland This second edition of the very successful Introduction to Cosmology provides an authoritative yet concise study of cosmology at an introductory level. Beginning with elementary aspects, it will lead students on to some of the most advanced concepts, including relativity, cosmic inflation, phase transitions and galaxy formation. Fully illustrated and comprehensively referenced with problems at the end of each chapter. Introduction to Cosmology, Second Edition offers the following new features: Thorough examination of the Hubble parameter and the age of the Universe with reference to measurement techniques Completely new section on gravitational lenses and other tests of general relativity Expanded sections on dark matter, black holes and cosmic microwave background Praise for the First Edition 'Introduction to Cosmology is first class. Even more students will want to become cosmologists with a book like this. Roos has got it right' -New Scientist 'It is rare to find an elementary discussion of such findings, and the book should prove a useful addition to more astronomically oriented introductory discussions of cosmology. Roos's text serves a useful niche in the undergraduate market'-Physics Today 'It is well recommended for undergraduates of physics or astrophysics'-Popular Astronomy

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780471972297
ISBN-10: 0471972290
Format: Hardback
(253mm x 194mm x mm)
Pages: 238
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 12-Jun-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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