Astronomy and Astrophysics Library

The Early Universe

Facts and Fiction

Authors: Börner, Gerhard

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This fourth edition of Börner's "The Early Universe" is practically a new book, not just an updated version. In particular, to meet the wishes of many readers, it is now organized so as to make it more useful as a textbook. Problem sections are also added. In the center are the connections between particle physics and cosmology: the standard model, some basic implications of quantum field theory, and the questions of structure formation. A special feature of the book is the comparison of theoretical predictions with observations, separating "facts from fiction". Special emphasis is given to the observed anisotropies of the cosmic microwave background and the consequences drawn for cosmology and for the structure formation models. Nuclear and particle physicists and astrophysicists, researchers and teachers as well as graduate students will welcome this new edition of a classic text and reference.

In this corrected reprint first year results from WMAP have been added to take account of recent developments.

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"Written in a style accessible to graduate (even advanced undergraduate) students, yet so densely informative as to be valuable also to the author's professional peers … A splendid accomplishment; a pleasure to study in detail, but fun also simply to browse in." SciTech Book News


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • The Cosmological Models

    Börner, Gerhard

    Pages 3-27

  • Facts — Observations of Cosmological Significance

    Börner, Gerhard

    Pages 29-139

  • Thermodynamics of the Early Universe in the Classical Hot Big-Bang Picture

    Börner, Gerhard

    Pages 141-173

  • Can the Standard Model Be Verified Experimentally?

    Börner, Gerhard

    Pages 175-200

  • Gauge Theories and the Standard Model

    Börner, Gerhard

    Pages 203-239

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eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-07915-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Early Universe
Book Subtitle
Facts and Fiction
Authors
Series Title
Astronomy and Astrophysics Library
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-05267-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-05267-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-44197-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-07915-3
Series ISSN
0941-7834
Edition Number
4
Number of Pages
XVII, 593
Additional Information
Originally published in the series: Texts and Monographs in Physics
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