Cover image for Understanding cosmology
Title:
Understanding cosmology
Author:
Fritz, Sandy.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Warner Books, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
x, 142 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
General Note:
"A Byron Preiss book."

Includes index.
Language:
English
Subject Term:
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Added Uniform Title:
Scientific American.
ISBN:
9780446678735
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

What is the true nature of the universe and its ultimate fate? Drawing on ground-breaking observations, cosmologists have come up with startling theories presented in this collection. Issues expored include: The creation and fate of the universe, and the evolution of cosmology as a science.


Table of Contents

Donald GoldsmithSandy FritzStephen G. BrushP. James E. Peebles and David N. Schramm and Edwin L. Turner and Richard G. KronAndrei LindeRobert R. Caldwell and Marc KamionkowskiMartin A. Bucher and David N. SpergelJeremiah P. Ostriker and Paul J. SteinhardtLawrence M. KraussJonathan J. HalliwellLawrence M. Krauss and Glenn D. Starkman
Foreword: The Golden Age of Cosmologyp. vii
Introductionp. 1
How Cosmology Became a Sciencep. 7
The Evolution of the Universep. 22
The Self-Reproducing Inflationary Universep. 32
Echoes from the Big Bangp. 46
Inflation in a Low-Density Universep. 55
The Quintessential Universep. 72
Cosmological Antigravityp. 88
Quantum Cosmology and the Creation of the Universep. 100
The Fate of Life in the Universep. 117
Conclusionp. 132
Indexp. 135

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