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Cosmic Update

Dark Puzzles. Arrow of Time. Future History

  • Utilizes a non-technical language to address the latest theories on cosmology, but includes technical appendices which add more depth to each chapter

  • Written by a leading expert in the field of cosmology who is actively involved in research

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: Multiversal Journeys (MVJ)

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Table of contents (3 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi
  2. The Future History of the Universe

    • Fred C. Adams
    Pages 71-118
  3. Back Matter

    Pages 119-138

About this book

"...The Multiversal book series is equally unique, providing book-length extensions of the lectures with enough additional depth for those who truly want to explore these fields, while also providing the kind of clarity that is appropriate for interested lay people to grasp the general principles involved." - Lawrence M. Krauss

Cosmic Update covers:

  • A novel approach to uncover the dark faces of the Standard Model of cosmology.
  • The possibility that Dark Energy and Dark Matter are manifestations of the inhomogeneous geometry of our Universe.
  • The history of cosmological model building and the general architecture of cosmological models.
  • Illustrations of the Large Scale Structure of the Universe.
  • A new perspective on the classical static Einstein Cosmos.
  • Global properties of World Models including their Topology.
  • The Arrow of Time in a Universe with a Positive Cosmological Constant.
  • The exploration of the consequences of a fundamental Cosmological Constant for our Universe.
  • The exploration of why the current observed acceleration of the Universe may not be its final destiny.
  • A demonstration that nature forbids the existence of a pure Cosmological Constant.
  • Our current understanding of the long term (in time scales that greatly exceed the current age of the Universe) future of the Universe.
  • The long term fate and eventual destruction of the astrophysical objects that populate the universe -- including clusters, galaxies, stars, planets, and black holes.

The material is presented in a layperson-friendly language followed by additional technical sections which explain basic equations and principles. This feature is very attractive to readers who want to learn more about the theories involved beyond the basic description.

Multiversal Journeys is a trademark of Farzad Nekoogar and Multiversal Journeys, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization.

Keywords

  • dark energy
  • dark matter
  • history of cosmological model building
  • standard model of cosmology
  • the arrow of time
  • the long term fate of the universe and its astrophysical objects

Reviews

From the reviews:

“The many ambitious aims of this book are: A noval approach to uncover the dark faces of the Standard Model of Cosmology. To present the global properties of World Models and their topology. To explain the arrow of time in a Universe with a positive cosmological constant Lambda and the consequences of Lambda for our Universe. … Graduate students in physics with interest in astrophysics and cosmology can use the book … . The Glossary is helpful for the beginner.” (Johannes Viktor Feitzinger, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1241, 2012)

“This book is a collection of three self-contained main contributions and an appendix, each from different authors, on current fundamental questions and new developments in cosmology. It is so structured that general readers can also follow the main ideas. The two longest chapters (written by Fred C. Adams and Thomas Buchert, respectively) contain appendices (at the level of an undergraduate textbook) with formulas specifying the basic descriptions.” (Wolfgang Hasse, Mathematical Reviews, January, 2013)

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dept. Physics, Randall Lab., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

    Fred Adams

  • , Centre de Recherche Astrophysique, Université Lyon 1, Saint-Genis-Laval, France

    Thomas Buchert

  • Dept. Physics & Astronomy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA

    Laura Mersini-Houghton

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 64.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4419-8294-0
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 84.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 79.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)