## Cosmology: The Science of the UniverseCosmology: The Science of the Universe is a broad introduction to the science of modern cosmology, with emphasis on its historical origins. The first edition of this best-selling book received worldwide acclaim for its lucid style and wide-ranging exploration of the universe. This eagerly awaited second edition updates and greatly extends the first with seven new chapters that explore early scientific cosmology, Cartesian and Newtonian world systems, cosmology after Newton and before Einstein, special relativity, observational cosmology, inflation and creation of the universe. All chapters conclude with a section entitled Reflections containing provocative topics that will foster lively debate. The new Projects section, also at the end of each chapter, raises questions and issues to challenge the reader. |

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User Review - danhammang - LibraryThingPicked it up for casual reading. The first half was lots of fun. The second half was way over my head, deep heavily laden with mathematical arguments. Read full review

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Cosmology treats advanced concepts in Cosmology without complex differential equations. There are lots of diagrams and explanations of concepts like containment, horizons, time dilation, space-time diagrams and more. This book treats cosmology at the college level for a person without a mathematical background and succeeds in giving a broad view of modern cosmology for the lay person without sacrificing an advanced rigorous treatment.

### Contents

Preface | 7 |

The expanding space paradigm | 8 |

PARTI | 16 |

Projects | 25 |

Further reading | 26 |

1 | 49 |

Galaxies | 72 |

The distant galaxies | 80 |

The three redshifts | 306 |

The cosmic edge | 337 |

Projects | 353 |

Further reading | 384 |

Introduction | 387 |

20 | 413 |

21 | 438 |

The many universes | 454 |

Euclidean geometry | 189 |

134 | 206 |

General relativity | 220 |

Tests of general relativity | 233 |

Projects | 243 |

Rotating black holes | 253 |

Blackhole magic | 259 |

Projects | 267 |

Containment and the cosmic edge | 275 |

Measuring the expansion of | 285 |

Reflections | 292 |

Projects | 299 |

Inflation | 458 |

Projects | 472 |

Friedmann universes | 482 |

25 | 515 |

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26 | 535 |

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