The Cosmic Microwave Background

The Cosmic Microwave Background

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The lectures published here provide graduate students and researchers with a survey of CMB radiation and an understanding of research in this field. The lectures cover the anisotropy, spectrum and polarization of the CMB from both observational and theoretical viewpoints. The importance of the CMB is discussed in lectures on general relativity, inflation, structure formation, nucleosynthesis and primordial molecules. There is detailed coverage of statistical and data analysis techniques that are useful in CMB research.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 449 pages
  • 160 x 240 x 31.75mm | 849g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1997 ed.
  • 39 Illustrations, black and white; XIV, 449 p. 39 illus.
  • 079234815X
  • 9780792348153

Table of contents

I: Introduction, Mathematical Tools and Background. An Introduction to CBR Studies: Spectrum, Degree-Scale Fluctuations, Foregrounds and Interferometry; R.B. Partridge. Elements of General Relativity, Cosmology and the Cosmic Microwave Background; J.L. Sanz. Statistics and Random Functions in Astrophysics; B.J.T. Jones. Structure Formation; J. Silk. II: CMB Anisotropies. Calculation of Cosmic Background Radiation Anisotropies and Implications; E.F. Bunn. The CMB Anisotropy Experiments: Cosmic Microwave Background; G.F. Smoot. III: CMB Spectrum. The CMBR-Spectrum: A Theoretical Introduction; A. Stebbins. The CMB Spectrum; G.F. Smoot. IV: Astroparticle Physics. Inflation and the Cosmic Background Radiation: What Every Cosmologist Needs to Know; M.S. Turner. Primordial Chemistry and Cosmic Background Radiation; M. Signori, et al. The Cosmic Background Radiation and Elementary Particles; P. Salati. V: CMB Polarization. Polarization of the Microwave Background: Experiments; F. Melchiorri, et al. Polarization of the Microwave Background: Theoretical Framework; A. Melchiorri, N. Vittorio. Index.
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