**Advanced Topics in Cosmology: A Pedagogical Introduction**

by T. Padmanabhan

**Publisher**: arXiv 2006**Number of pages**: 40

**Description**:

These lecture notes provide a concise, rapid and pedagogical introduction to several advanced topics in contemporary cosmology. The discussion of thermal history of the universe, linear perturbation theory, theory of CMBR temperature anisotropies and the inflationary generation of perturbation are presented in a manner accessible to someone who has done a first course in cosmology.

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