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An Introduction to Cosmology
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Foreword Sir Fred Hoyle; Preface to the first edition; Preface to the second edition; 1. The large-scale structure of the universe; 2. The general theory of relativity; 3. From relativity to cosmology; 4. The Friedman models; 5. Relics of the Big Bang; 6. The very early universe; 7. The formation of large scale structure of the universe; 8. Alternative cosmologies; 9. Cosmologies with creation of matter; 10. Observational tests of cosmological significance; 11. Observations of distant parts of the universe; 12. A critical overview of cosmology; Table of constants; Glossary.

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Fully updated edition of the successful introductory graduate textbook on modern cosmology.

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'... the quality of the text is at the high level the author's reputation would suggest '. Astronomy & Geophysics '... a really excellent set of lecture notes which add up to a very accessible text on what is often misrepresented as an extremely esoteric subject ... due to its clarity, straight-forward style, and scope, this book has long been a favourite of students.' Dominic Clancy, The Observatory 'The student can gain some early practice by looking at the examples presented here. They will also obtain a rigorous overview of the present observational data that will need to be incorporated into any model that wishes to displace present big bang cosmology.' Contemporary Physics

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