Table of contents for Cosmological physics / J.A. Peacock.


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Part I. Gravitation and Relativity: 1. Essentials of general relativity
2. Astrophysical relativity
Part II. Classical Cosmology: 3. The isotropic universe
4. Gravitational lensing
5. The age and distance scales
Part III. Basics of Quantum Fields: 6. Quantum mechanics and relativity
7. Quantum field theory
8. The standard model and beyond
Part IV. The Early Universe: 9. The hot big bang
10. Topological defects
11. Inflationary cosmology
Part V. Observational Cosmology: 12. Matter in the universe
13. Galaxies and their evolution
14. Active galaxies
15. Dynamics of structure formation
16. Cosmological density fields
17. Galaxy formation
18. Cosmic background fluctuations
Hints for solutions to the problems
Bibliography and references
Useful numbers and formulae
Index.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Cosmology, Astrophysics