The Routledge Companion to the New Cosmology

The Routledge Companion to the New Cosmology

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Just what is Einstein's Theory of Relativity? The Big Bang Theory? Curvature of Spacetime? What do astronomers mean when they talk of a 'flat universe'? This approachable and authoritative guide to the cosmos answers these questions, and more. Taking advantage of the distinctive Companion format, readers can use the extensive, cross-referenced background chapters as a fascinating and accessible introduction to the current state of cosmological knowledge - or, they can use the convenient A-Z body of entries as a quick reference to a wide range of terms and concepts. Entries include topics such as: Black Hole; Doppler Effect; Fermi, Enrico; Heat Death of the Universe; Life in the Universe; Olber's Paradox; Quantum Field Theory; Supernova; and much more.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 406 pages
  • 157.48 x 233.68 x 27.94mm | 725.74g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1138834645
  • 9781138834644
  • 2,228,939

About Peter Coles

Peter Coles is Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Nottingham.show more