Modern Cosmology: Anisotropies and Inhomogeneities in the Universe

4.07 avg rating
( 28 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780122191411: Modern Cosmology: Anisotropies and Inhomogeneities in the Universe

"Modern Cosmology" begins with an introduction to the smooth, homogeneous universe described by a Friedman-Robertson-Walker metric, including careful treatments of dark energy, big bang nucleosynthesis, recombination, and dark matter. From this starting point, the reader is introduced to perturbations about an FRW universe: their evolution with the Einstein-Boltzmann equations, their generation by primordial inflation, and their observational consequences. These consequences include the anisotropy spectrum of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) featuring acoustic peaks and polarization, the matter power spectrum with baryonic wiggles, and their detection via photometric galaxy surveys, redshift distortions, cluster abundances, and weak lensing. The book concludes with a long chapter on data analysis. "Modern Cosmology" is the first book to explain in detail the structure of the acoustic peaks in the CMB, the E/B decomposition in polarization which may allow for detection of primordial gravity waves, and the modern analysis techniques used on increasingly large cosmological data sets. Readers will gain the tools needed to work in cosmology and learn how modern observations are rapidly revolutionizing our picture of the universe. It provides foundations, calculations, and interpretations which illuminate current thinking in cosmology. It covers the major advances in cosmology over the past decade. It includes over 100 unique, pedagogical figures.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

"...I like the choice of topics and detailed derivations of some of the basic processes which cannot be found in any other textbook and which really make this book a textbook out of which one can actually learn something. Examples include detailed derivation of inflationary spectrum, Boltzmann equation etc. ... I also like the extensive list of problems at the end of each chapter. This is a great textbook that is long overdue given the importance of the subject..." - Uros Seljak, Princeton University "This book is very up to date and gives excellent treatments of structure formation...This provides what is the most complete such description in an textbook." - Paul H. Frampton, Universtiy of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CERN COURIER (Oct 2003) "(In) Dodelson's Modern Cosmology we have recently obtained an appropriate textbook for the dawn of this new epoch...In a sense, this book is postmodern cosmology (with an affirmative connotation!), in being the first to consider the new wave of challenges for this oldest scientific philosophical pursuit...it provides an excellent introduction to some of the most dynamical areas in physics and astronomy, very likely to remain attractive for at least a couple of decades." - Milan M. Cirkovic, Astronomical Obervatory of Belgrade, FOUNDATIONS OF PHYSICS (Oct 2003) "Dodelson writes well and the mathematical derivations are generally well laid out and easy to follow. Useful sets of exercises appear at the end of each chapter, along with suggestions for further reading, often with amusing commentaries. New graduate students, Dodelson's intended audience should find it easy to learn from this book." -George Efstathiou, University of Cambride, England (July 2004)

About the Author:

Scott Dodelson is Head of the Theoretical Astrophysics Group at Fermilab and Associate Professor in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago. He received in Ph.D. at Columbia University and was a research fellow at Harvard before coming to Fermilab and Chicago. He is the author of more than seventy papers on cosmology, most of which focused on the cosmic microwave background and the large scale structure of the universe.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

International Edition
International Edition

1.

Dodelson, Scott
Published by ELSEVIER, New Delhi (2015)
ISBN 10: 0122191412 ISBN 13: 9780122191411
New Soft cover Quantity Available: > 20
International Edition
Seller
Books in my Basket
(New Delhi, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description ELSEVIER, New Delhi, 2015. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. International Edition. Territorial Restrictions maybe printed on the book. 'This is an international edition'. Bookseller Inventory # 349685

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
13.22
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.54
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds
International Edition
International Edition

2.

Dodelson, Scott
ISBN 10: 0122191412 ISBN 13: 9780122191411
New Quantity Available: 2
International Edition
Seller
Bookshub
(Karol Bagh, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. New. Soft Cover International edition. Different ISBN and Cover image but contents are same as US edition.Perfect condition. Ship by express service to USA, Canada, Australia, France, Italy, UK, Germany and Netherland. Customer satisfaction our priority. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-190516-120622

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
21.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds
International Edition
International Edition

3.

Dodelson, Scott
ISBN 10: 0122191412 ISBN 13: 9780122191411
New Quantity Available: 2
International Edition
Seller
EBOOKSTORE2010
(New Delhi, ND, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. New. Soft Cover International edition. Different ISBN and Cover image but contents are same as US edition. Customer Satisfaction guaranteed!!. Bookseller Inventory # SHAK120622

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
22.02
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds
International Edition
International Edition

4.

Dodelson, Scott
Published by St Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.: Academic Pr (2003)
ISBN 10: 0122191412 ISBN 13: 9780122191411
New Soft cover Quantity Available: > 20
International Edition
Seller
University Bookstore
(DELHI, DELHI, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description St Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.: Academic Pr, 2003. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. 2nd Edition. This book is BRAND NEW Soft cover International edition with black and white printing. ISBN number & cover page may be different but contents identical to the US edition word by word. Book is in English language. Bookseller Inventory # sar_at268

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
14.97
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 8.64
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds
International Edition
International Edition

5.

Dodelson, Scott
ISBN 10: 0122191412 ISBN 13: 9780122191411
New Soft cover First Edition Quantity Available: > 20
International Edition
Seller
LOW COST_FAST SHIP
(Scottsdale, AZ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Soft cover. Book Condition: New. Opt EXPEDITED shipping for 2 to 4 day delivery - Brand NEW - International Edition - 1ed - SAME Contents as in US edition - SHRINKwrapped BOXpacked - There is no CD or Access Code, unless specified above - Ships from various locations. Bookseller Inventory # GG8

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
19.97
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.84
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Dodelson, Scott
Published by Academic Press 2003-03-30 (2003)
ISBN 10: 0122191412 ISBN 13: 9780122191411
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Academic Press 2003-03-30, 2003. Book Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-LBR-00537326

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
55.16
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Dodelson, Scott
Published by Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc, United States (2003)
ISBN 10: 0122191412 ISBN 13: 9780122191411
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc, United States, 2003. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 258 x 182 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Modern Cosmology begins with an introduction to the smooth, homogeneous universe described by a Friedman-Robertson-Walker metric, including careful treatments of dark energy, big bang nucleosynthesis, recombination, and dark matter. From this starting point, the reader is introduced to perturbations about an FRW universe: their evolution with the Einstein-Boltzmann equations, their generation by primordial inflation, and their observational consequences. These consequences include the anisotropy spectrum of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) featuring acoustic peaks and polarization, the matter power spectrum with baryonic wiggles, and their detection via photometric galaxy surveys, redshift distortions, cluster abundances, and weak lensing. The book concludes with a long chapter on data analysis. Modern Cosmology is the first book to explain in detail the structure of the acoustic peaks in the CMB, the E/B decomposition in polarization which may allow for detection of primordial gravity waves, and the modern analysis techniques used on increasingly large cosmological data sets. Readers will gain the tools needed to work in cosmology and learn how modern observations are rapidly revolutionizing our picture of the universe. Bookseller Inventory # LIB9780122191411

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
58.91
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Dodelson, Scott
Published by Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc, United States (2003)
ISBN 10: 0122191412 ISBN 13: 9780122191411
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc, United States, 2003. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 258 x 182 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Modern Cosmology begins with an introduction to the smooth, homogeneous universe described by a Friedman-Robertson-Walker metric, including careful treatments of dark energy, big bang nucleosynthesis, recombination, and dark matter. From this starting point, the reader is introduced to perturbations about an FRW universe: their evolution with the Einstein-Boltzmann equations, their generation by primordial inflation, and their observational consequences. These consequences include the anisotropy spectrum of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) featuring acoustic peaks and polarization, the matter power spectrum with baryonic wiggles, and their detection via photometric galaxy surveys, redshift distortions, cluster abundances, and weak lensing. The book concludes with a long chapter on data analysis. Modern Cosmology is the first book to explain in detail the structure of the acoustic peaks in the CMB, the E/B decomposition in polarization which may allow for detection of primordial gravity waves, and the modern analysis techniques used on increasingly large cosmological data sets. Readers will gain the tools needed to work in cosmology and learn how modern observations are rapidly revolutionizing our picture of the universe. Bookseller Inventory # LIB9780122191411

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
60.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Dodelson, Scott
Published by Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc 2003-03-30, San Diego (2003)
ISBN 10: 0122191412 ISBN 13: 9780122191411
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc 2003-03-30, San Diego, 2003. hardback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780122191411

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
62.65
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Dodelson, Scott
Published by Academic Press (2003)
ISBN 10: 0122191412 ISBN 13: 9780122191411
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Academic Press, 2003. Hardback. Book Condition: NEW. 9780122191411 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Bookseller Inventory # HTANDREE0891167

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
60
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 8
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book