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Cosmology : the science of the universe

What is cosmology? - Early scientific cosmology - Cartesian and Newtonian world systems - Cosmology after Newton and before Einstein - Stars - Galaxies - Location and the cosmic center - Containment and the cosmic edge - Space and time - Curved space - Special relativity - General relativity - Black holes - Expansion of the universe - Cosmic redshifts - Newtonian cosmology - Cosmic box - Many universes - Observational cosmology - The early universe - Horizons in the universe - Inflation - The cosmic numbers - Darkness at night - Creation of the universe - Life in the universe
Print Book, English, 2000
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge [England], 2000