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Published by Springer Berlin Heidelberg in Berlin, Heidelberg .
Written in English

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The book is aimed at physics students and professional physicists who wish to understand the basics of cosmology and general relativity as well as the most recent cosmological observations and models. It presents a self-contained introduction to general relativity that is based on the homogeneity and isotropy of the local universe. The simplicity of this space allows general relativity to be introduced in a very simple manner while laying the foundation for the treatment of more complicated problems. The latest cosmological observations and theories are discussed. Emphasis is placed on estimations of the densities of matter and of vacuum energy, and on investigations of the primordial density fluctuations and the nature of dark matter.

Edition Notes

Statementby James Rich
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQC178, QC173.5-173.65
The Physical Object
Format[electronic resource] /
Pagination1 online resource (xi, 303 p.)
Number of Pages303
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27040299M
ISBN 103642074618, 3662044463
ISBN 109783642074615, 9783662044469
OCLC/WorldCa851289345

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