Lecture Notes in Cosmology

  • Oliver Piattella

Part of the UNITEXT for Physics book series (UNITEXTPH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
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  13. Back Matter
    Pages 413-418

About this book


Cosmology has become a very active research field in the last decades thanks to the impressing improvement of our observational techniques which have led to landmark discoveries such as the accelerated expansion of the universe, and have put physicists in front of new mysteries to unveil, such as the quest after the nature of dark matter and dark energy. These notes offer an approach to cosmology, covering fundamental topics in the field: the expansion of the universe, the thermal history, the evolution of small cosmological perturbations and the anisotropies in the cosmic microwave background radiation. Some extra topics are presented in the penultimate chapter and some standard results of physics and mathematics are available in the last chapter in order to provide a self-contained treatment. These notes offer an in-depth account of the above-mentioned topics and are aimed to graduate students who want to build an expertise in cosmology.


Friedmann-Lemaitre-Robertson-Walker metric Olbers's paradox Dark energy Dark matter Redshift Friedmann-Lemaitre-Robertson-Walker metric Conformal time Friedmann equations ACDM model De Sitter universe Comoving distance Lookback time Boltzmann equation Big-Bang Nucleosynthesis Thermal Relics Einstein tensor Einstein equations Isocurvature modes Stochastic cosmological pertubations Inflation

Authors and affiliations

  • Oliver Piattella
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  1. 1.Núcleo Cosmo-UFES and Department of PhysicsFederal University of Espírito SantoVitóriaBrazil

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