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Principles of Physical Cosmology

P. J. E. Peebles


This book is the essential introduction to this critical area of modern physics, written by a leading pioneer who has shaped the course of the field for decades. The book provides an authoritative overview of the field, showing how observation has combined with theory to establish the science of physical cosmology. The book presents the elements of physical cosmology, including the history of the discovery of the expanding universe; surveys the cosmological tests that measure the geometry of space-time, with a discussion of general relativity as the basis for these tests; and reviews the origi ... More

Keywords: physical cosmology, modern physics, expanding universe, space-time, cosmological tests, general relativity, universe, galaxies

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Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780691209814
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691209814.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

P. J. E. Peebles, author
Princeton University

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