The Early Universe

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CRC Press, Mar 8, 2018 - Science - 596 pages
The 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

THE UNIVERSE OBSERVED
1
ROBERTSONWALKER METRIC
29
STANDARD COSMOLOGY
47
BIGBANG NUCLEOSYNTHESIS
87
THERMODYNAMICS IN THE EXPANDING UNIVERSE
115
BARYOGENESIS
157
PHASE TRANSITIONS
195
INFLATION
261
STRUCTURE FORMATION
321
AXIONS
401
TOWARD THE PLANCK EPOCH
447
FINALE
491
APPENDIX A
499
APPENDIX B
507
INDEX
535
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Edward Kolb

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