The textbook covers recent developments such as precision cosmology and the concordance cosmological model, inflation, gravitational lensing, the extragalactic far-infrared and Providing a comprehensive and up-to-date treatment of observational cosmology, this advanced undergraduate textbook enables students to use quantitative physical methods to understand the Universe. The textbook covers recent developments such as precision cosmology and the concordance cosmological model, inflation, gravitational lensing, the extragalactic far-infrared and X-ray backgrounds, downsizing and baryon wiggles. It also explores the future missions and facilities likely to dominate cosmological research in the future, including radio, X-ray, submillimeter-wave and gravitational wave astronomy. Each chapter contains full-color figures, worked examples and exercises with complete solutions. Clearly identified key facts and equations help students easily locate important information. Suggestions for further reading provide jumping-off points for students aiming to further their studies.
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Relativity Physics Table of contents 1. Space and time; 2. The cosmic microwave background; 3. The local Universe; 4. The distant optical Universe; 5. The distant multiwavelength Universe; 6. Black holes; 7. Gravitational lensing; 8. Serjeant achieves a nice balance between the excitement of results from the forefront of research and a clear presentation of the basic tools needed to understand them. I am very impressed by its style, clarity of presentation and the choice of topics covered.
The quality of the paper, the print, and the book as a whole is excellent Padmanabhan,Inter-University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics; author of "Gravitation: Foundations and Frontiers" "An impressively complete and beautifully illustrated overview of our current understanding of cosmology.
For a dynamic field, his treatment is contemporary and addresses a broad range of topics in informal, enthusiastic prose. Observational Cosmology would be most useful as a classroom tool, especially in a course emphasizing the role of star formation in shaping our understanding of cosmology.
The book can be recommended without restraint to advanced undergraduates as well as to experts who look for an up-to-date reference in observational cosmology.
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