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The Routledge Companion to the New Cosmology

The Routledge Companion to the New Cosmology (Hardback)

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Just what is Einstein's Theory of Relativity? The Big Bang Theory? Curvature of Spacetime? What do astronomers mean when they talk of a 'flat universe'? This approachable and authoritative guide to the cosmos answers these questions, and more. Taking advantage of the distinctive Companion format, readers can use the extensive, cross-referenced background chapters as a fascinating and accessible introduction to the current state of cosmological knowledge - or, they can use the convenient A-Z body of entries as a quick reference to a wide range of terms and concepts. Entries include topics such as: Black Hole; Doppler Effect; Fermi, Enrico; Heat Death of the Universe; Life in the Universe; Olber's Paradox; Quantum Field Theory; Supernova; and much more.

Science & MathematicsAstronomy, space & timeCosmology & the universeScience & MathematicsScience: general issuesPhilosophy of science Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Publication Date: 01/12/2014 ISBN-13: 9781138834644  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Peter Coles is Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Nottingham.

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