Beginning with basic facts about the observable universe, this book reviews the complete range of topics that make up a degree course in cosmology and particle astrophysics. The book is self-contained - no specialised knowledge is required on the part of the reader, apart from undergraduate math and physics. This paperback edition targets students of physics, astrophysics and cosmology from advanced undergraduate to early graduate level.Introduction. Much of the excitement in present-day particle astrophysics and cosmology has to do with energetic processes, ... For those processes classical physics cannot provide reliable answers. ... that is known as general relativity, which is a cornerstone of modern cosmology and which we shall return to in Chapter 3.
|Title||:||Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics|
|Author||:||Lars Bergström, Ariel Goobar|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2006-05-26|