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The Resource After the first three minutes : the story of our universe, T. Padmanabhan

After the first three minutes : the story of our universe, T. Padmanabhan

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After the first three minutes : the story of our universe
Title
After the first three minutes
Title remainder
the story of our universe
Statement of responsibility
T. Padmanabhan
Title variation
First three minutes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
How does our Universe evolve? And how did structures like stars and galaxies form? In recent years, scientists' understanding of these profound questions has developed enormously. This book presents a clear and detailed picture of contemporary cosmology for the general reader. Unlike existing popular books on cosmology, After the First Three Minutes does not gloss over details, nor shy away from explaining the underlying concepts. Instead, with a lucid and informal style, the author introduces all the relevant background and then carefully pieces together an engaging story of the evolution of our Universe. We are left with a state-of-the-art picture of scientists' current understanding in cosmology, and a keen taste of the excitement of this fast-moving science. Throughout, no mathematics is used; and all technical jargon is clearly introduced and reinforced in a handy glossary at the end of the book. For general readers who want to get to grips with what we really do and don't know about our Universe, this book provides an exciting and uncompromising read
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N$T
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1957-
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Padmanabhan, T.
Dewey number
523.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB981
LC item number
.P243 1998eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Cosmology
  • SCIENCE
  • Cosmology
  • Kosmologie
Label
After the first three minutes : the story of our universe, T. Padmanabhan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-212) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introducing the universe. 1.1. Cosmic inventory. 1.2. The great questions -- 2. Matter, radiation and forces. 2.1. A microscopic tour. 2.2. Forces of nature. 2.3. Building blocks of matter. 2.4. Radiation: packets of light. 2.5. Interaction of matter and light -- 3. Observing the universe. 3.1. The cosmic rainbow. 3.2. Seeing is believing. 3.3. Heat in the sky. 3.4. Music of the heavens. 3.5. The cosmic tan. 3.6. X-raying the universe. 3.7. Gamma-ray astronomy -- 4. Getting to know the universe. 4.1. Stars: Nature's nuclear plants. 4.2. Story of a star. 4.3. Supernovae: the violent end. 4.4. Neutron stars and pulsars. 4.5. Black holes. 4.6. Galaxies. 4.7. The Milky Way -- our home. 4.8. Groups and clusters of galaxies -- 5. The expanding universe. 5.1. Expansion of the universe. 5.2. The universe has a past! 5.3. Dark matter: weight without light. 5.4. The very early universe. 5.5. The quantum universe: science of genesis -- 6. Forming the galaxies. 6.1. Gravitational instability. 6.2. Testing the paradigm. 6.3. Density contrast: the ups and downs. 6.4. Dark matter and normal matter. 6.5. Dark matter in two flavours: hot and cold. 6.6. Why hot dark matter does not work. 6.7. Scenarios with cold dark matter. 6.8. COBE: first glimpse of the truth. 6.9. Desperate models. 6.10. The gamut of observations. 6.11. The first structures -- 7. The universe at high redshift. 7.1. Probing the past. 7.2. Quasars: the enigmatic machines. 7.3. Radio galaxies and active galactic nuclei. 7.4. Quasar spectra and the intergalactic medium. 7.5. High redshift objects and structure formation. 7.6. Gravitational lensing -- 8. Open questions. 8.1. The broad picture. 8.2. A critique of structure formation
Control code
47009147
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 215 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521620390
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)47009147
Label
After the first three minutes : the story of our universe, T. Padmanabhan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-212) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introducing the universe. 1.1. Cosmic inventory. 1.2. The great questions -- 2. Matter, radiation and forces. 2.1. A microscopic tour. 2.2. Forces of nature. 2.3. Building blocks of matter. 2.4. Radiation: packets of light. 2.5. Interaction of matter and light -- 3. Observing the universe. 3.1. The cosmic rainbow. 3.2. Seeing is believing. 3.3. Heat in the sky. 3.4. Music of the heavens. 3.5. The cosmic tan. 3.6. X-raying the universe. 3.7. Gamma-ray astronomy -- 4. Getting to know the universe. 4.1. Stars: Nature's nuclear plants. 4.2. Story of a star. 4.3. Supernovae: the violent end. 4.4. Neutron stars and pulsars. 4.5. Black holes. 4.6. Galaxies. 4.7. The Milky Way -- our home. 4.8. Groups and clusters of galaxies -- 5. The expanding universe. 5.1. Expansion of the universe. 5.2. The universe has a past! 5.3. Dark matter: weight without light. 5.4. The very early universe. 5.5. The quantum universe: science of genesis -- 6. Forming the galaxies. 6.1. Gravitational instability. 6.2. Testing the paradigm. 6.3. Density contrast: the ups and downs. 6.4. Dark matter and normal matter. 6.5. Dark matter in two flavours: hot and cold. 6.6. Why hot dark matter does not work. 6.7. Scenarios with cold dark matter. 6.8. COBE: first glimpse of the truth. 6.9. Desperate models. 6.10. The gamut of observations. 6.11. The first structures -- 7. The universe at high redshift. 7.1. Probing the past. 7.2. Quasars: the enigmatic machines. 7.3. Radio galaxies and active galactic nuclei. 7.4. Quasar spectra and the intergalactic medium. 7.5. High redshift objects and structure formation. 7.6. Gravitational lensing -- 8. Open questions. 8.1. The broad picture. 8.2. A critique of structure formation
Control code
47009147
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 215 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521620390
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)47009147

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