Classical and Quantum Cosmology (Graduate Texts in Physics) by Gianluca Calcagni

By Gianluca Calcagni

This complete textbook is dedicated to classical and quantum cosmology, with specific emphasis on sleek methods to quantum gravity and string conception and on their observational imprint. It covers significant demanding situations in theoretical physics resembling the large bang and the cosmological consistent challenge. an intensive assessment of ordinary cosmology, the cosmic microwave heritage, inflation and darkish strength units the scene for the phenomenological program of all of the major quantum-gravity and string-theory versions of cosmology.

      Born of the author's instructing event and dedication to bridging the distance among cosmologists and theoreticians operating past the validated legislation of particle physics and common relativity, it is a detailed textual content the place quantum-gravity methods and string idea are handled on an equivalent footing. in addition to introducing cosmology to undergraduate and graduate scholars with its pedagogical presentation and assistance from forty five solved routines, this publication, inclusive of an bold bibliography of approximately 3500 goods, will function a precious reference for academics and researchers.

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