The Big Bang Cosmology is explored, looking at its observational successes in explaining the expansion of the Universe, the existence and properties of the cosmic microwave background, and the origin of light elements in the universe. Properties of the very early An Introduction to Modern Cosmology Third Edition is an accessible account of modern cosmological ideas. Properties of the very early Universe are also covered, including the motivation for a rapid period of expansion known as cosmological inflation. The third edition brings this established undergraduate textbook up-to-date with the rapidly evolving observational situation.

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The Big Bang Cosmology is explored, looking at its observational successes in explaining the expansion of the Universe, the existence and properties of the cosmic microwave background, and the origin of light elements in the universe. Properties of the very early Universe are also covered, including the motivation for a rapid period of expansion known as cosmological inflation.

The third edition brings this established undergraduate textbook up-to-date with the rapidly evolving observational situation. This fully revised edition of a bestseller takes an approach which is grounded in physics with a logical flow of chapters leading the reader from basic ideas of the expansion described by the Friedman equations to some of the more advanced ideas about the early universe.

It also incorporates up-to-date results from the Planck mission, which imaged the anisotropies of the Cosmic Microwave Background radiation over the whole sky. The Advanced Topic sections present subjects with more detailed mathematical approaches to give greater depth to discussions. Cosmology is now part of the core in many degree programs.

This current, clear and concise introductory text is relevant to a wide range of astronomy programs worldwide and is essential reading for undergraduates and Masters students, as well as anyone starting research in cosmology. Liddle has a knack for making difficult concepts easy to comprehend through his use of analogies and vividly accurate descriptions.

The cosmological ideas are explained at an intuitive level and have been imprinted on my mind forever. This book is a great introduction for the less mathematically minded though also a great source of information for others. This book book covers a great amount of cosmology the big bang, nucloesynthesis, inflation, cosmological models etc and is set out in a very logical order. I would thoroughly recommend this as an introduction although for those interested in more mathematical rigour other text books may be necessary.

Well done Dr. A great achievement An excellent introduction By Phil on Aug 09, I came across this book because it was required reading for my cosmology course.

The book gives a Newtonian it only briefly mentions the much more complicated General Relativity equations overview of the current theories about the universe: its mass, its age, its shape and its ultimate destiny. The text is very readable, equations are explained properly and the diagrams are useful. The reader is left with a good impression of why the currently proposed cosmological models are sensible.

The book puts the case for the hot big bang model, which is by far the most popular cosmological model at this time. There is a chapter on the successes of this model: explanation of the cosmic background radiation, universal expansion, and the relative abundance of elements in the early universe. How did the universe become structured into things such as stars when physics predicts that matter should be homogeneously spread? And why does the universe seemingly possess the exact right density to almost infinitessimal precision to stay flat, as we see it today?

Inflation theory offers some help, but at the same time asks a bigger question: which of the many inflation theories if any is right? But the problems are more interesting! On which subject, there are problems solvable ones! Terrific introduction to cosmology By Yang Li on May 31, That is a very good introduction book to cosmology at an undergraduate level. Although there are not many complicated equations, the physics ideas are very clear. It covers a lot of materials with easy-to-understand languages.

After reading this book, you will have a general idea about most of the concepts in cosmology and about what is going on in modern cosmology. Each chapter is accompanied by some problems, which are good exercise to understand the context. But I think it is a little outdated now, so maybe you should buy the 2nd edition. A concise and accessible overview. The author states clearly that the approach is grounded in physics rather than mathematics and indeed, any reader with a basic grasp of single-variable calculus would cope with the derivations that are presented.

I have adapted and used some of the material and problems for my year 13 physics class. The main body of the book is self-contained and requires no further material for the interested reader to get to grips with the rudiments of the standard cosmological models. More complex results are stated without derivation and some are used as the basis for the exercises.

As a teacher of physics,I found this book to be a very useful addition to my library. Great intro! By No One on Jun 01, This is a book about cosmology, the origin and nature of the universe on the largest scales nothing as small as a star system. I bought the book without knowing anything about cosmology so I was a little surprised by that.

I found the book very accessible as just an engineering grad just by reading the descriptive text and not thinking too hard about some of the complicated equations presented throughout the work. But it is somewhat like a textbook and has great problems you can work through at the end of each chapter if you feel inclined to tackle them and sharpen your understanding.

There are some "Advanced Topics" at the end of the book. Read them like ordinary chapters. If you want to study it more deeply, you can do that too! There are a lot of equations in this book but the real beauty of this book is that you do not have to understand the mathematical equations to understand Dr. In fact to me part of the beauty of this book is having all these famous equations in one place.

Highly recommended to interested readers. Material is clearly covered with good insightful commentary. Could be used to supplement an undergraduate introductory class.

As for the book, I like its approach and it complements some online courses I have taken that are a little less clear. The progression from topic to topic is logical and helps the reader build understanding. The last third of the book uses General Relativity to derive the equations and goes deeper into the math and physics.

The problems are interesting and help with the understanding of the subject. All the answer to the problems are given which is helpful.

Khandoker on Jul 09, easy to grasp; i have no background in formal cosmology, and this coupled with some lectures allowed for a quick grasp of the broad topics seen in cosmology today. It is assembled to give a general idea about most of the concepts in cosmology and about what is actually going on in modern cosmology. Each chapter of the book is accompanied by some problems, that are a good way to check if you have understood the context.

Remark that there is the 3rd edition now: I hope it can be an extra improvement to this already excellent book Good, but not an easy read. By Kevin Mohney on Oct 22, Great book, be ready for the physics. Not for beginners, but very good for intermediate skilled people.

Book lacks many topics central to cosmology. After reading By Alex Ahmed on Feb 22, Book lacks many topics central to cosmology. Some of the assertions are dated and have been revised since the printing, but these are few and relatively obvious. This particular edition is in a Paperback format. It was published by Wiley and has a total of pages in the book. To buy this book at the lowest price, Click Here. Similar Books.

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The Big Bang Cosmology is explored, looking at its observational successes in explaining the expansion of the Universe, the existence and properties of the cosmic microwave background, and the origin of light elements in the universe. Properties of the very early Universe are also covered, including the motivation for a rapid period of expansion known as cosmological inflation. The third edition brings this established undergraduate textbook up-to-date with the rapidly evolving observational situation. This fully revised edition of a bestseller takes an approach which is grounded in physics with a logical flow of chapters leading the reader from basic ideas of the expansion described by the Friedman equations to some of the more advanced ideas about the early universe. It also incorporates up-to-date results from the Planck mission, which imaged the anisotropies of the Cosmic Microwave Background radiation over the whole sky. The Advanced Topic sections present subjects with more detailed mathematical approaches to give greater depth to discussions.

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## An Introduction to Modern Cosmology, 3rd Edition

The Big Bang Cosmology is explored, looking at its observational successes in explaining the expansion of the Universe, the existence and properties of the cosmic microwave background, and the origin of light elements in the universe. Properties of the very early Universe are also covered, including the motivation for a rapid period of expansion known as cosmological inflation. The third edition brings this established undergraduate textbook up-to-date with the rapidly evolving observational situation. This fully revised edition of a bestseller takes an approach which is grounded in physics with a logical flow of chapters leading the reader from basic ideas of the expansion described by the Friedman equations to some of the more advanced ideas about the early universe. It also incorporates up-to-date results from the Planck mission, which imaged the anisotropies of the Cosmic Microwave Background radiation over the whole sky. The Advanced Topic sections present subjects with more detailed mathematical approaches to give greater depth to discussions.