The Cosmological Background Radiation

The Cosmological Background Radiation by -

Title: The Cosmological Background Radiation
Author: -
ISBN10: 052157398X
ISBN13: 978-0521573986
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (July 28, 1999)
Language: English
Subcategory: Astronomy & Space Science
Size PDF: 1886 kb
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Rating: 4.5/5
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Pages: 262 pages
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This book provides an introduction to the physics, astrophysics and cosmology of the cosmic microwave background radiation. Adopting the Standard Big Bang model of the universe, the authors cover topics including the origin of the background, intrinsic fluctuations, and the universe and background radiation after recombination. Finally they present measurement of the radiation and its anisotropies, along with a review of the current status of results and experiments. The authors assume the reader has a basic understanding of the central concepts of general relativity, but they avoid complex mathematical proofs and manipulations, preferring instead to concentrate on the information needed by hands-on cosmologists and astrophysicists. In this first edition in the English language, the authors have completely revised the text of the French edition. The level is ideally suited to final-year undergraduates in physics or astronomy.