By Gianluca Calcagni
This accomplished textbook is dedicated to classical and quantum cosmology, with specific emphasis on smooth techniques to quantum gravity and string concept and on their observational imprint. It covers significant demanding situations in theoretical physics corresponding to the large bang and the cosmological consistent challenge. an in depth overview of normal cosmology, the cosmic microwave historical past, inflation and darkish strength units the scene for the phenomenological program of all of the major quantum-gravity and string-theory versions of cosmology.
Born of the author's instructing adventure and dedication to bridging the distance among cosmologists and theoreticians operating past the verified legislation of particle physics and common relativity, it is a special textual content the place quantum-gravity techniques and string thought are taken care of on an equivalent footing. in addition to introducing cosmology to undergraduate and graduate scholars with its pedagogical presentation and the aid of forty five solved routines, this ebook, together with an bold bibliography of approximately 3500 goods, will function a worthy reference for teachers and researchers.
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Classical and Quantum Cosmology (Graduate Texts in Physics) by Gianluca Calcagni