Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Dierck-Ekkehard Liebscher
    Pages 1-23
  3. Dierck-Ekkehard Liebscher
    Pages 25-51
  4. Dierck-Ekkehard Liebscher
    Pages 53-77
  5. Dierck-Ekkehard Liebscher
    Pages 79-117
  6. Dierck-Ekkehard Liebscher
    Pages 119-142
  7. Dierck-Ekkehard Liebscher
    Pages 143-166
  8. Dierck-Ekkehard Liebscher
    Pages 167-188
  9. Dierck-Ekkehard Liebscher
    Pages 189-213
  10. Dierck-Ekkehard Liebscher
    Pages 215-242
  11. Dierck-Ekkehard Liebscher
    Pages 243-252
  12. Dierck-Ekkehard Liebscher
    Pages 253-263
  13. Dierck-Ekkehard Liebscher
    Pages 265-272
  14. Dierck-Ekkehard Liebscher
    Pages 273-285
  15. Dierck-Ekkehard Liebscher
    Pages 287-291
  16. Back Matter

About this book

Introduction

Cosmology deals with the current state of thinking about the basic questions at the center of the field of cosmology. More emphasis than usual is put on the connections to related domains of science, such as geometry, relativity, thermodynamics, particle physics, and - in particular - on the intrinsic connections between the different topics. The chapters are illustrated with many figures that are as exact as currently possible, e.g. in the case of geometry and relativity. Readers acquire a graduate-level knowledge of cosmology as it is required to understand the cosmological impact of their particular research topics, as well as an introduction into the current research in the field.

Keywords

Inflation cosmology relativity thermodynamics universe

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b100199
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin/Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-23261-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-31502-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0081-3869
  • Series Online ISSN 1615-0430
  • About this book