# Portal talk:Cosmology

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# To do list[edit source]

- write a list of topics within cosmology that are essential for an undergraduate course
- the picture needs a caption, this is an historic picture from the gnostic school of thought?
- write material after a clear structure has been hammered out.

# topics[edit source]

This is a rough list of ideas/topics that need to be covered: metrics + relativity, Friedman equation, expansion, cosmological principle, inflation, CMB, dark matter/dark energy, numerics (eg n-body/zeldovich), observations, luminosity-distance-age-redshift relations Augustus 18:28, 16 July 2008 (UTC)

# books[edit source]

A list of books about cosmology at undergraduate level, this probably forms a list of suggested reading:

basic/undergraduate:

- An Introduction to Modern Cosmology - A Liddle
- Introduction to Cosmology - M Roos
- Modern Cosmological Obserbvations and Problems - G Bothun

advanced undergraduate/postgraduate:

- Modern Cosmology - S Dodelson
- Cosmological Physics - J Peacock
- Cosmology and Astrophysics through Problems - T. Padmanabhan
- Principles of Physical Cosmology - PJE Peebles
- The Large Scale Structure of the Universe - PJE Peebles
- Gravitation and Cosmology - S Weinberg
- Physical Foundations of Cosmology - V Mukhanov

Add to list as necessary. Augustus 21:11, 19 November 2008 (UTC)