The Cosmic Microwave Background (NATO Science Series C: #502) (Paperback)

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The Cosmic Microwave Background (NATO Science Series C: #502) By C. H. Lineweaver (Editor), J. G. Bartlett (Editor), Alain Blanchard (Editor) Cover Image
By C. H. Lineweaver (Editor), J. G. Bartlett (Editor), Alain Blanchard (Editor)


edited by c. H. Lineweaver, J. G. Bartlett, A. Blanchard Observatoire Astronomique de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France M. Signore Ecole normale superieure, Paris, France and J. Silk Departments of Astronomy and Physics, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, U. S. A. Kluwer Academic Publishers Dordrecht / Boston / London Published in cooperation with NATO Scientific Affairs Division ISBN-13:978-94-010-6512-2 e-ISBN-13:978-94-009-0051-6 DOI:10. 107/ 978-94-009-0051-6 Softcover reprint of the hardcover 1st edition 1997 Dedication We dedicate these proceedings to the people who paid for it: taxpayers of the NATO alliance. Table of Contents PREFACE IX LIST OF PARTICIPANTS XI LISTOF CONTRIBUTORS Xlll I. Introduction, Mathematical Tools and Background An Introduction to CBR Studies: Spectrum, Degree-Scale Fluctuations, Foregrounds and Interferometry R. B. Partridge ElementsofGeneral Relativity, Cosmology and the Cosmic Microwave Background Jose L. Sanz 33 Statisticsand Random Functions in Astrophysics BernhardIT. Jones 67 Structure Formation Joseph Silk III II. eMB Anistropies CalculationofCosmic Background Radiation Anisotropies and Implications Emory F. Bunn 135 The CMB Anistropy Experiments: Cosmic Microwave Background George F. Smoot 185 viii III. CMB Spectrum The CMBR-Spectrum: ATheoretical Introduction Albert Stebbins 241 The CMB Spectrum George F. Smoot 271 IV. Astroparticle Physics Inflation and the Cosmic Background Radiation: What Every Cosmologist Needs to Know Michael S. Turner 309 Primordial Chemistry and Cosmic Background Radiation M. Signori, P. Encrenaz, R. MaoJi, B. Melchiorri, F. Melchiorri and D. Puy 345 The Cosmic Background Radiation and Elementary Particles Pierre Salati 365 V.
Product Details
ISBN: 9789401065122
ISBN-10: 9401065128
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: September 20th, 2011
Pages: 449
Language: English
Series: NATO Science Series C: