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Physical Foundations of Cosmology

Authors/Editors: Viatcheslav Mukhanov
Publication Date: 2005
Type of Publication: Books
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, however the reader is brought to the frontiers of current cosmological research by the discussion of more speculative ideas. An ideal textbook for both advanced students of physics and astrophysics, all of the necessary background material is included in every chapter and no prior knowledge of general relativity and quantum field theory is assumed.



Page 5. In Fig. 1.1 there should be VB(A) instead of VB(C)

Page 6. In the problem 1.1 there should be: "Show that the only isotropic solution of this equation is given by (1.1)"

Page 109. In Fig. 3.7 there should be 86 keV instead of 0.86 keV

Page 158. In the last expression in (4.72) there should be eR instead of eL

Page 273. In (6.50) the imaginary i is missing under exponent

Page 276. In the sentence before (6.61) there must be "...dark energy with w<-1/3" instead of "dark matter"

Page 281. The ansatz (6.90) for the strain tensor in spherically symmetric inhonomogeneity is wrong (I am grateful to J. Garriga for pointing me out this mistake). The corrected derivation of Tolman solution is here...

Page 312. In equation (7.102) there should be ...(1-2\psi)... instead of ...(1+2\psi)... .

Page 349. In equation (8.117) the contribution of only one polarization mode is taken into account. Because gravitational waves have two independent polarizations the result in (8.117) and correspondingly in (8.119), (8.124) and (8.126) must be multiplied by a factor 2.

Page 393. In both equations after (9.124) and before (9.125) exp(...) is missing on the l.h.s.

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