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The Little Book of the Big Bang

  • Authors
  • Craig J. Hogan

Part of the Little Book Series book series (LBS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Craig J. Hogan
    Pages 1-4
  3. Craig J. Hogan
    Pages 5-24
  4. Craig J. Hogan
    Pages 25-46
  5. Craig J. Hogan
    Pages 47-76
  6. Craig J. Hogan
    Pages 77-93
  7. Craig J. Hogan
    Pages 95-115
  8. Craig J. Hogan
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  9. Craig J. Hogan
    Pages 141-156
  10. Craig J. Hogan
    Pages 157-167
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 169-181

About this book

Introduction

What do we know about the origins of the Universe, and more important, how do we know it? In a small, easy-to-read package, this book introduces you to all of the important ideas about the Big Bang and its consequences. Craig Hogan explains what happened in the early days of the universe, why we think it's expanding (and how the expansion can look the same from everyplace at once), different ways the universe could end, and the meaning of such terms as "cosmic inflation," "cosmic background radiation," and "dark matter." For everyone who has always wondered just what the cosmologists are talking about but could never find the basics explained clearly and simply, this is the book to read.

Keywords

Big Bang Cosmology Dark matter Universe astrophysics

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-1660-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1998
  • Publisher Name Copernicus, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-98385-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-1660-5
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