Introduction to Early Universe Cosmology
by Robert H. Brandenberger
Publisher: arXiv 2011
Number of pages: 70
A central topic in these lectures is the 'theory of cosmological perturbations', the theory which describes the generation of inhomogeneities in the very early universe and their evolution until the current time. The theory is applied to three classes of models of the very early universe.
Home page url
Download or read it online for free here:
by Adnan Ghribi - InTech
Two main questions of modern cosmology are still to be answered: What is the nature of dark matter and dark energy? This book attempts to understand these questions while giving some of the most promising advances in modern cosmology.
by Marieke Postma - NIKHEF
Contents: Big Bang Cosmology; Inflation; Cosmological perturbations; CMB data; Particle physics models of inflation; Brane inflation; Literature; Curvature perturbation constant on superhorizon scales; Moduli are massless modes in the 4D EFT.
by Sean M. Carroll - arXiv
This is a review of the physics and cosmology of the cosmological constant. The author presents an overview of cosmology in the presence of a cosmological constant, observational constraints on its magnitude, and the physics of a small vacuum energy.
by D.L. Wiltshire - arXiv
An introduction to quantum cosmology for an audience consisting for a large part of astronomers, and also a number of particle physicists. The author emphasizes those aspects of quantum cosmology which are of most interest to astronomers.