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Physical Foundations of Cosmology
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Part I. Homogeneous Isotropic Universe: 1. Kinematics and dynamics of an expanding universe; 2. Propagation of light and horizons; 3. The hot universe; 4. The very early universe; 5. Inflation I: homogeneous limit; Part II. Inhomogeneous Universe: 6. Gravitational instability in Newtonian theory; 7. Gravitational instability in general relativity; 8. Inflation II: origin of the primordial inhomogeneities; 9. Cosmic microwave background anisotropies; 10. Bibliography.

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Textbook in cosmology covering established and speculative research for advanced students of physics and astrophysics.

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Viatcheslav Mukhanov is Professor of Physics at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat, Munchen, Germany.

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'Mukhanov has written a superb book, which is distinguished by its willingness to dig into technical details that are often skipped or simplified in other treatments ... a wonderful contribution to the cosmological literature.' John Peacock
"Mukhanov has written an excellent text in cosmology for students who have a good understanding of theoretical physics at the undergraduate level." Choice
"This book contains a thorough and modern introduction to physical cosmology...There is much in this book for experts as well as serious students of cosmology. Anyone mastering the second part of it will have a firm foundation for frontier research in theoretical cosmology." Viqar Husain, MATHEMATICAL REVIEWS

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