Synopses & Reviews
This book provides a concise introduction to the mathematical aspects of the origin, structure and evolution of the universe. The book begins with a brief overview of observational and theoretical cosmology, along with a short introduction of general relativity. It then goes on to discuss Friedmann models, the Hubble constant and deceleration parameter, singularities, the early universe, inflation, quantum cosmology and the distant future of the universe. This new edition contains a rigorous derivation of the Robertson-Walker metric. It also discusses the limits to the parameter space through various theoretical and observational constraints, and presents a new inflationary solution for a sixth degree potential. This book is suitable as a textbook for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students. It will also be of interest to cosmologists, astrophysicists, applied mathematicians and mathematical physicists.
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"The writing style is clear, concise, and quite technical.... Recommended." Choice
Synopsis
Introductory textbook on mathematical cosmology for beginning graduate students, now updated and with new material.
Synopsis
A concise introduction to the mathematical aspects of the origin, structure and evolution of the universe. It introduces cosmology and general relativity, and discusses topics such as the Robertson-Walker metric, Friedmann models, singularities, the early universe, inflation and quantum cosmology. Suitable as a textbook for graduate students and advanced undergraduates.
Synopsis
'This is a concise introduction to the mathematical aspects of the origin, structure and evolution of the universe. It begins with a brief overview of observational cosmology and general relativity and goes on to discuss Friedmann models, the Hubble constant, models with a cosmological constant, singularities, the early universe, inflation and quantum cosmology.\n
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This book provides a concise introduction to the mathematical aspects of the origin, structure and evolution of the universe. After a brief overview of cosmology and general relativity, the book moves on to discuss more advanced topics. This new edition takes into account the advances that have been made in the field in recent years, and includes much new material. Suitable as a textbook for beginning graduate students, the book will also be of interest to cosmologists, astrophysicists, applied mathematicians and mathematical physicists.
About the Author
Jamal Nazrul Islam received his PhD and ScD from the University of Cambridge. In 1984 he became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh and is currently Director of the Research Centre for Mathematical and Physical Sciences, University of Chittagong. Professor Islam has held research positions in university departments and institutes throughout the world, and has published numerous papers on quantum field theory, general relativity and cosmology. He has also written and contributed to several books.