Inflationary cosmology has been developed over the last twenty years to remedy serious shortcomings in the standard hot big bang model of the universe. Taking an original approach, this textbook explains the basis of modern cosmology and shows where the theoretical results come from. The book is divided into two parts; the first deals with the homogeneous and isotropic model of the Universe, the second part discusses how inhomogeneities can explain its structure. Established material such as the inflation and quantum cosmological perturbation are presented in great detail.
Author: Viatcheslav Mukhanov Publisher: Cambridge University Press Published: 12/05/2005 Pages: 442 Binding Type: Hardcover Weight: 2.03lbs Size: 9.80h x 6.80w x 1.10d ISBN: 9780521563987
Review Citation(s): Choice 07/01/2006 pg. 2015
About the Author Mukhanov, Viatcheslav: - Viatcheslav Mukhanov is Professor of Physics at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munchen, Germany.