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Some basic concepts and an overview of cosmology
Introduction to general relativity
2.1 Summary ofgeneral relativity
2.2Some special topics in general relativity
2.2.1 Killing vectors
2.2.2 Tensor densities
2.2.3Gauss and Stokes theorems
2.2.4The action principle for gravitation
2.2.5Some further topics
The Robertson–Walker metric
The Friedmann models
4.1 Introduction
4.2Exact solution for zero pressure
4.3Solution for pure radiation
Solution for pure radiation 67
4.4Behaviour near t 0
4.6The red-shift versus distance relation
The red-shift versus distance relation 71
5.2Measurement of H
5.4Further remarks about observational cosmology
Further remarks about observational cosmology 85
Appendix to Chapter 5
6.1 Introduction
6.3Limits on the cosmological constant
6.4.1 Introduction
6.4.3Restriction ofparameter space
Singularities in cosmology
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Homogeneous cosmologies
Homogeneous cosmologies 113
7.4 Definition of singularities
7.5An example ofa singularity theorem
7.6An anisotropic model
7.7The oscillatory approach to singularities
8.1 Introduction
8.2The very early universe
The very early universe 135
8.3Equations in the early universe
8.5Evolution ofthe mass-energy density
8.6Nucleosynthesis in the early universe
Nucleosynthesis in the early universe 153
8.7Further remarks about helium and deuterium
Further remarks about helium and deuterium 159
Inflationary models – qualitative discussion 167
9.3Inflationary models – quantitative description
9.4An exact inflationary solution
9.5Further remarks on inflation
9.6More inflationary solutions
More inflationary solutions 183
Appendix to Chapter 9
Quantum cosmology
10.1 Introduction
10.2 Hamiltonian formalism
Hamiltonian formalism 191
10.4A functional differential equation
10.5Solution for a scalar field
10.6The free electromagnetic field
The free electromagnetic field 199
10.7The Wheeler–De Witt equation
The Wheeler–De Witt equation 201
10.8Path integrals
10.9 Conformal fluctuations
10.10Further remarks about quantum cosmology
Further remarks about quantum cosmology 209
The distant future ofthe universe
11.1Introduction
11.2Three ways for a star to die
11.3Galactic and supergalactic black holes
Galactic and supergalactic black holes 213
11.4 Black-hole evaporation
Black-hole evaporation 215
11.5Slow and subtle changes
11.6A collapsing universe
Appendix
Bibliography
Index
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An Introduction to Mathematical Cosmology 2nd Ed. - J. Islam

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