Principles of Physical Cosmology

Principles of Physical Cosmology

P. J. E. Peebles


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The classic introduction to physical cosmology from Nobel Prize–winning physicist P. J. E. Peebles

Principles of Physical Cosmology 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. P. J. E. Peebles provides an authoritative overview of the field, showing how observation has combined with theory to establish the science of physical cosmology. He 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 origin of galaxies and the large-scale structure of the universe. Now featuring Peebles's 2019 Nobel lecture, Principles of Physical Cosmology remains an indispensable reference for students and researchers alike.


P. J. E. Peebles:
P. J. E. Peebles is a Nobel Prize–winning physicist whose books include Cosmology's Century, The Large-Scale Structure of the Universe, and Quantum Mechanics (all Princeton). He is the Albert Einstein Professor of Science Emeritus in the Department of Physics at Princeton University.