J. V. Narlikar An Introduction to Cosmology

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An Introduction to Cosmology

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The third edition of this successful textbook is fully updated and includes important recent developments in cosmology. It begins with an introduction to cosmology and general relativity, and goes on to cover the mathematical models of standard cosmology. The physical aspects of cosmology, including primordial nucleosynthesis, the astroparticle physics of inflation, and the current ideas on structure formation are discussed. Alternative models of cosmology are reviewed, including the model of Quasi-Steady State Cosmology, which has recently been proposed as an alternative to Big Bang Cosmology.

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The third edition of this successful textbook is fully updated and includes important recent developments in cosmology. The book begins with an introduction to cosmology and general relativity, and then goes on to cover the mathematical models of standard cosmology. The physical aspects of cosmology are discussed, and alternative models of cosmology are reviewed. The book includes 400 problems and numerous worked examples. This textbook is suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduates. It is intended for use on courses in theoretical physics, astrophysics or applied mathematics that include moder n cosmology.

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Narlikar graduated from Banaras Hindu University, India. He then studied mathematics at Cambridge University, graduating with the highest honors and the Tyson Medal for Astronomy. He continued in Cambridge, obtaining a PhD and then the Sc.D. degree. He was a founder staff member of the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy in Cambridge in 1966 and in 1988 set up and became director of the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics in Pune, India.

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