## The Early UniverseThe Early Universe has become the standard reference on forefront topics in cosmology, particularly to the early history of the Universe. Subjects covered include primordial nubleosynthesis, baryogenesis, phases transitions, inflation, dark matter, and galaxy formation, relics such as axions, neutrinos and monopoles, and speculations about the Universe at the Planck time. The book includes more than ninety figures as well as a five-page update discussing recent developments such as the COBE results. |

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### Contents

Lecture Notes Vol II in preparation | |

ROBERTSONWALKER METRIC | |

BIGBANG NUCLEOSYNTHESIS | |

THERMODYNAMICS IN THE EXPANDING UNIVERSE | |

P W Anderson Basic Notions of Condensed Matter Physics 1983 | |

BARYOGENESIS | |

INFLATION | |

STRUCTURE FORMATION | |

AXIONS | |

35 J Schwinger Quantum Kinematics and Dynamics 1970 | |

TOWARD THE PLANCK EPOCH | |

FINALE | |

APPENDIX | |

R N Cahn SemiSimple Lie Algebras and Their Representations 1984 | |

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