Foundations of Modern Cosmology

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Foundations of Modern Cosmology

John F. Hawley Katherine A. Holcomb

University of Virginia

New York Oxford OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS 1998

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Contents iii
  • Preface iv
  • Part I - History 1
  • Chapter 1 3
  • Chapter 2 - Cosmology Becomes a Science 21
  • Chapter 3 - Newton's Machine 52
  • Part II - Background 77
  • Chrpter 4 - Lighting the Worlds 79
  • Chapter 5 - The Lives of the Stars 112
  • Part III - Relativity 141
  • Chapter 6 - Infinite Space and Absolute Time 143
  • Chapter 7 - The Special Theory of Relativity 171
  • Chapter 8 - The General Theory of Relativity 201
  • Chapter 9 - Black Holes 231
  • Part IV - The Big Bang 259
  • Chapter 10 - The Expanding Universe 261
  • Chapter 11 - Modeling the Universe 292
  • Chapter 12 - Darkness and the Expanding Universe 319
  • Chapter 13 - The Early Universe 353
  • Part V - The Continuing Quest 383
  • Chapter 14 - Dark Matter and Large-Scale Structure 385
  • Chapter 15 - The Inflationary Universe 416
  • Chapter 16 - The Edge of Time 440
  • Appendix A - Some Useful Numbers 463
  • Appendix B - Scientific Notation 464
  • Appendix C - Units 466
  • Glossary 470
  • Bibliography 490
  • Index 494
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