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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:


  • 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)