About the Book
Modern Cosmology, Second Edition, provides a detailed introduction to the field of cosmology. Beginning with the smooth, homogeneous universe described by a FriedmannLemaîtreRobertsonWalker metric, this trusted resource includes careful treatments of dark energy, big bang nucleosynthesis, recombination, and dark matter. The reader is then introduced to perturbations about an FLRW universe: their evolution with the EinsteinBoltzmann equations, their primordial generation by inflation, and their observational consequences: the acoustic peaks in the CMB; the E/B decomposition in polarization; gravitational lensing of the CMB and largescale structure; and the BAO standard ruler and redshiftspace distortions in galaxy clustering. The Second Edition now also covers nonlinear structure formation including perturbation theory and simulations. The book concludes with a substantially updated chapter on data analysis.
Modern Cosmology, Second Edition, shows how modern observations are rapidly revolutionizing our picture of the universe, and supplies readers with all the tools needed to work in cosmology.
Readership
Physics graduate students in Cosmology course, researchers in physics, astronomy, and astrophysics
Content
1. The Concordance Model of Cosmology 2. The Expanding Universe 3. The Fundamental Equations of Cosmology 4. The Origin of Species 5. The Inhomogeneous Universe: Matter & Radiation 6. The Inhomogeneous Universe: Gravity 7. Initial Conditions 8. Growth of Structure: Linear Theory 9. The Cosmic Microwave Background 10. The Polarized CMB 11. Probes of Structure: Tracers 12. Growth of Structure: Beyond Linear Theory 13. Probes of Structure: Lensing 14. Analysis and Inference
