Byrd, Gene / Chernin, Arthur D. / Teerikorpi, Pekka / Valtonen, Mauri
Paths to Dark Energy
Theory and Observation
Aims and Scope
This work provides the current theory and observations behind the cosmological phenomenon of dark energy. The approach is comprehensive with rigorous mathematical theory and relevant astronomical observations discussed in context. The book treats the background and history starting with the new-found importance of Einstein’s cosmological constant (proposed long ago) in dark energy formulation, as well as the frontiers of dark energy.
The authors do not presuppose advanced knowledge of astronomy, and basic mathematical concepts used in modern cosmology are presented in a simple, but rigorous way. All this makes the book useful for both astronomers and physicists, and also for university students of physical sciences.
- xii, 404 pages
- Type of Publication:
- Dark Energy; Dark Matter; Mathematical Models; Cosmology