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The origins of everything in 100 pages (more or less)

Bercovici, David, author

New Haven : Yale University Press, [2016]

Universe and galaxies -- Stars and elements -- Solar system and planets -- Continents and Earth's interior -- Oceans and atmosphere -- Climate and habitability -- Life -- Humans and civilization.

"With wonder, wit, and flair--and in record time and space--geophysicist David Bercovici explains how everything came to be everywhere, from the creation of stars and galaxies to the formation of Earth's atmosphere and oceans, to the origin of life and human civilization."--Book jacket.

Kresge QB982 .B456 2016

Cosmology for physicists

Lyth, D. H. author

Boca Raton : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2017]

Kresge QB981 .L98 2017

Exoplanetary atmospheres : theoretical concepts and foundations

Heng, Kevin, author

Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2017]

Observations of exoplanetary atmospheres : a theorist's review of techniques in astronomy -- Introduction to radiative transfer -- The two-stream approximation of radiative transfer -- Temperature-pressure profiles -- Atmospheric opacities : how to use a line list -- Introduction to atmospheric chemistry -- A hierarchy of atmospheric chemistries -- Introduction to fluid dynamics -- Deriving the governing equations of fluid dynamics -- The shallow water system : a fluid dynamics lab on paper -- The de Laval nozzle and shocks -- Convection, turbulence and fluid instabilities -- Atmospheric escape -- Outstanding problems of exoplanetary atmospheres.

Kresge QB820 .H46 2017

Johannes Kepler : die Entdeckung der Weltharmonie

Posch, Thomas, 1974- author

Darmstadt : WBG, Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, [2017]

Baker Berry QB36.K4 P67 2017

Introduction to the theory of the early universe : hot big bang theory

Gorbunov, D. S

New Jersey : World Scientific, ©2011

This book is written from the viewpoint of a deep connection between cosmology and particle physics. It presents the results and ideas on both the homogeneous and isotropic Universe at the hot stage of its evolution and in later stages. The main chapters describe in a systematic and pedagogical way established facts and concepts on the early and the present Universe. The comprehensive treatment, hence, serves as a modern introduction to this rapidly developing field of science. To help in reading the chapters without having to constantly consult other texts, essential materials from General Relativity and the theory of elementary particles are collected in the appendices. Various hypotheses dealing with unsolved problems of cosmology, and often alternative to each other, are discussed at a more advanced level. These concern dark matter, dark energy, matter-antimatter asymmetry, etc.

Kresge QB991.B54 G6713 2011

Introduction to the theory of the early universe : cosmological perturbations and inflationary theory

Gorbunov, D. S

Singapore ; World Scientific, ©2011

Jeans Instability in Newtonian Gravity -- Cosmological Perturbations in General Relativity. Equations of Linearized Theory -- Evolution of Vector and Tensor Perturbations -- Scalar Perturbations: Single-Component Fluids -- Primordial Perturbations in Real Universe -- Scalar Perturbations Before Recombination -- Structure Formation -- Beyond Ideal Fluid Approximation -- Temperature of Cosmic Microwave Background -- CMB Polarization -- Drawbacks of the Hot Big Bang Theory. Inflation as Possible Way Out -- Inflation in Slow Roll Regime -- Generation of Cosmological Perturbations at Inflation -- Further Aspects of Inflationary Theory -- Preheating After Inflation -- Bouncing Universe -- Appendix A: Exact Solutions for Gravitating Matter -- Appendix B: Derivation of Linearized Einstein Equations -- Appendix C: Gaussian Random Variables and Gaussian Random Fields -- Appendix D: Fermions in Gravitational Fields -- Appendix E: Particle Creation in Background Fields. Method of Bogoliubov Transformations -- Appendix F: Some Special Functions and Their Properties.

This book accompanies another book by the same authors, Introduction to the Theory of the Early Universe: Hot Big Bang Theory and presents the theory of the evolution of density perturbations and relic gravity waves, theory of cosmological inflation and post-inflationary reheating. Written in a pedagogical style, the main chapters give a detailed account of the established theory, with derivation of formulas. Being self-contained, it is a useful textbook for advanced undergraduate students and graduate students. Essential materials from General Relativity, theory of Gaussian random fields and quantum field theory are collected in the appendices. The more advanced topics are approached similarly in a pedagogical way. These parts may serve as a detailed introduction to current research.--Publisher website.

Kresge QB991.I54 G67 2011

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