Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics

  • Lars Bergström
  • Ariel Goobar

Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Pages 15-36
  3. Pages 37-57
  4. Pages 59-87
  5. Pages 89-106
  6. Pages 107-137
  7. Pages 139-146
  8. Pages 213-225
  9. Pages 227-236
  10. Pages 237-272
  11. Pages 273-283
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 285-370

About this book


Beginning with some basic facts about the observable universe the authors consider in successive chapters the complete range of topics that make up a degree course in cosmology and particle astrophysics. The outstanding feature of this book is that it is self-contained, in that no specialised knowledge is required on the part of the reader, apart from basic undergraduate mathematics and physics.

This paperback edition will again target students of physics, astrophysics and cosmology at the advanced undergraduate level or early graduate level. One of the book’s biggest strong points is that the authors rapidly involve students in the most exciting of today's developments in the field in a simple and self-contained manner, relegating the more technical aspects to appendices. The worked examples throughout the book, and summaries at the end of each chapter, which were expanded in the second edition, have been very well received by students.

This book offers advanced undergraduate level and beginning graduate level students a highly readable, yet comprehensive review of particle astrophysics. Competing books cover this topic at too advanced a level for this readership.


Astroparticle Physics Big Bang Cosmology Gravitation Particle Astrophysics Relativity Universe thermodynamics

Authors and affiliations

  • Lars Bergström
    • 1
  • Ariel Goobar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsStockholm UniversityStockholmSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Praxis Publishing Ltd, Chichester, UK 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-32924-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-37719-1
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