Foundations of Modern Cosmology. Second Edition. John F. Hawley and Katherine A. Holcomb. Second edition of established undergraduate text. Fills gap. Foundations of modern cosmology provides an accessible, thorough and The book sketches the historical background of cosmology, and provides a review of . Foundations of Modern Cosmology has 31 ratings and 3 reviews. Wendelle said: For anyone interested in astronomy and cosmology, and that would be virtuall.

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Foundations of Modern Cosmology – John F. Hawley, Katherine A. Holcomb – Google Books

Infinite space and absolute time 7. The special theory of relativity 8. The general theory of relativity 9. The expanding universe Modeling the universe The early universe Testing the models A message from the big bang Dark matter and large-scale structure The inflationary universe The edge of time A. Physical and astronomical constants. Hawley is Professor of Astronomy at the University of Virginia. His research interests include black holes, accretion disks, and large-scale numerical modeling of astrophysical systems.


He was the recipient of the Helen B. Warner Prize from the American Astronomical Society for his contributions to accretion disk theory and numerical simulations. He has taught an introductory course in cosmology for undergraduates at the University of Virginia since Holcomb received a Ph. She has worked on numerical simulations of a variety of physical systems, including cosmology, relativistic plasma theory, and climate.

She is currently employed at the University of Virginia in research computing support.

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Holcomb Second edition of established undergraduate text. Fills gap between popular-level books and advanced graduate-level textbooks. Provides thorough understanding of physical basis of cosmology, including relativity.


Includes recent observational and theoretical results.

Foundations of Modern Cosmology

Designed for classroom use with key term summaries, review questions, etc. Previous publication dates October Conceptions of Cosmos Helge Kragh.

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