Cosmology : the science of the universe

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Cosmology : the science of the universe

Edward Harrison

Cambridge University Press, 2000

2nd ed

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注記

Reprinted 2001 (with corrections)

Includes bibliographical references and index

内容説明・目次

内容説明

Cosmology: The Science of the Universe is an introduction to past and present cosmological theory. For much of the world's history, cosmological thought was formulated in religious or philosophical language and was thus theological or metaphysical in nature. However, cosmological speculation and theory has now become a science in which the empirical discoveries of the astronomer, theoretical physicist, and biologist are woven into intricate models that attempt to account for the universe as a whole. Professor Harrison draws on the discoveries and speculations of these scientists to provide a comprehensive survey of man's current understanding of the universe and its history. Tracing the rise of the scientific method, the major aim of this book is to provide an elementary understanding of the physical universe of modern times. Thoroughly revised and updated, this second edition extends the much acclaimed first edition taking into account the many developments that have occurred.

目次

  • Prefaces
  • Introduction
  • Part I: 1. What is cosmology?
  • 2. Early scientific cosmology
  • 3. Cartesian and Newtonian world systems
  • 4. Cosmology after Newton and before Einstein
  • 5. Stars
  • 6. Galaxies
  • 7. Location and the cosmic center
  • 8. Containment and the cosmic edge
  • 9. Space and time
  • Part II: 10. Curved space
  • 11. Special relativity
  • 12. General relativity
  • 13. Black holes
  • 14. Expansion of the universe
  • 15. Cosmic redshifts
  • 16. Newtonian cosmology
  • 17. Cosmic box
  • 18. Many universes
  • 19. Observational cosmology
  • Part III: 20. The early universe
  • 21. Horizons in the universe
  • 22. Inflation
  • 23. The cosmic numbers
  • 24. Darkness at night
  • 25. Creation of the universe
  • 26. Life in the universe
  • Index.

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詳細情報

  • NII書誌ID(NCID)
    BA46331382
  • ISBN
    • 052166148X
  • LCCN
    99010172
  • 出版国コード
    uk
  • タイトル言語コード
    eng
  • 本文言語コード
    eng
  • 出版地
    Cambridge, U.K. ; New York
  • ページ数/冊数
    x, 567 p.
  • 大きさ
    26 cm
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