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Preface. Constants conversion factors and symbols. 1. A (Very) Brief History of Cosmological Ideas. 2. Observational Overview. 3. Newtonian Gravity. 4. The Geometry_ of the Universe. 5. Simple Cosmological Models. 6.Observational Parameters. 7. The Cosmological Constant. 8. The Age of the Universe. 9. The Density of the Universe and Dark Matter. 10. The Cosmic Microwave Background. 11._The Early Universe. 12. Nucleosynthesis: The Origin of the Light Elements. 13. The Inflationary Universe. 14. The Initial Singularity. 15. Overview: The Standard Cosmological Model. Advanced Topic 1: General Relativistic Cosmology Advanced Topic 2: Classic Cosmology: Distances and Luminosities. Advanced Topic 3: Neutrino Cosmology. Advanced Topic 4: Baryogenesis. Advanced Topic 5: Structures in the Universe. Bibliography. Numerical answers and hints to problems. Index.