Physics & Astronomy

Principles of Physical Cosmology

The classic introduction to physical cosmology from Nobel Prize–winning physicist P. J. E. Peebles


Published (US):
Sep 15, 2020
Published (UK):
Sep 22, 2020
6.13 x 9.25 in.
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Principles of Physical Cosmology is the essential introduction to this critical area of modern physics, written by a leading pioneer who has shaped the course of the field for decades. P. J. E. Peebles provides an authoritative overview of the field, showing how observation has combined with theory to establish the science of physical cosmology. He presents the elements of physical cosmology, including the history of the discovery of the expanding universe; surveys the cosmological tests that measure the geometry of space-time, with a discussion of general relativity as the basis for these tests; and reviews the origin of galaxies and the large-scale structure of the universe. Now featuring Peebles’s 2019 Nobel lecture, Principles of Physical Cosmology remains an indispensable reference for students and researchers alike.