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1 John D. Barrow Constants of nature: From Alph to Omega 026737 2003 Book  
2 Baojiu Li (ed.) Modified gravity: Progresses and Outlook of Theories, Numerical Techniques and Observational Tests 026714 2019 Book  
3 Andrea Cimatti Introduction to galaxy formation and evolution: From Primordial Gas to Present-Day Galaxies 026720 2020 Book  
4 Nicholas Manton Physical world: An Inspirational Tour of Fundamental Physics OB1493 2017 eBook  
5 Michael Kachelriess Quantum fields: From the Hubble to the Planck Scale OB1474 2017 eBook  
6 Steven E. Vigdor Signatures of the artist: The Vital Imperfections That Make Our Universe Habitable OB1455 2018 eBook  
7 Serge Parnovsky How the universe works: Introduction to Modern Cosmology 026587 2018 Book  
8 Michael Kachelriess Quantum fields: From the Hubble to the Planck Scale 026582 2017 Book  
9 Todd Timberlake Finding our place in the solar system: The Scientific Story of the Copernican Revolution 026491 2019 Book  
10 Stephen Hawking Brief answers to big questions 026386 2018 Book  
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TitleConstants of nature: From Alph to Omega
Author(s)John D. Barrow
PublicationLondon, 1. Vintage Books 2. Vintage Books, London, 2003.
Description350p.
Abstract NoteThe constants of nature are the numbers that define the essence of the Universe. They tell us how strong its forces are, and what its fundamental laws can do: the strength of gravity, of magnetism, the speed of light, and the masses of the smallest particles of matter. They encode the deepest secrets of the Universe and express at once our greatest knowledge and our greatest ignorance about the cosmos. Their existence has taught us the profound truth that Nature abounds with unseen regularities. Yet, while we have become skilled at measuring the values of these constants, our frustrating inability to explain or predict their values shows how much we still have to learn about the inner workings of the Universe. What is the ultimate status of these constants of Nature? Are they truly constant? Could life have evolved and persisted if they were even slightly different? And are there other Universes where they are different? These are some of the issues that this book grapples with. It looks back to the discoveries of the first constants of Nature and the impact they had on scientists like Einstein. This book also tells the story of a tantalising new development in astronomy. For the first time astronomical observations are suggesting that some of the constants of Nature were different when the Universe was younger. So are our laws of Nature slowly changing? Is anything about our Universe immune from the ravages of time? Are there any constants of Nature at all?
ISBN,Price9780099286479 : Rs 475.00(PB)
Classification524.8
Keyword(s)1. CONSTANTS 2. COSMOLOGY
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TitleModified gravity: Progresses and Outlook of Theories, Numerical Techniques and Observational Tests
Author(s)Baojiu Li (ed.);Kazuya Koyama (ed.)
PublicationSingapore, World Scientific Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd., 2019.
Descriptionx, 313p.
Abstract NoteModified gravity theories have been a main focus of theoretical cosmology research in the past decade or so, and have been quickly developing into a mature research field that attracts attention, interest and effort from both theoretical and observational cosmologists. To be prepared for fully exploiting the future observational data, and to provide a guidance for people who are new to this field, it is useful to have a comprehensive review to summarise the current state of knowledge and to foresee the future developments. This book presents expert reviews on different topics in the field, which are then coordinated and organised in a self-consistent and self-contained manner. It is suitable for graduate students and researchers interested in the frontier research of gravity theories.
ISBN,Price9789813273993 : $ 98.00(HB)
Classification530.12:531.51
Keyword(s)1. COSMOLOGY 2. GRAVITY 3. GRAVITY MODELS 4. MODIFIED GRAVITY
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TitleIntroduction to galaxy formation and evolution: From Primordial Gas to Present-Day Galaxies
Author(s)Andrea Cimatti;Filippo Fraternali;Carlo Nipoti
PublicationCambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2020.
Descriptionxiii, 571p.
Abstract Note Description Contents Resources Courses About the Authors Present-day elliptical, spiral and irregular galaxies are large systems made of stars, gas and dark matter. Their properties result from a variety of physical processes that have occurred during the nearly fourteen billion years since the Big Bang. This comprehensive textbook, which bridges the gap between introductory and specialized texts, explains the key physical processes of galaxy formation, from the cosmological recombination of primordial gas to the evolution of the different galaxies that we observe in the Universe today. In a logical sequence, the book introduces cosmology, illustrates the properties of galaxies in the present-day Universe, then explains the physical processes behind galaxy formation in the cosmological context, taking into account the most recent developments in this field. The text ends on how to find distant galaxies with multi-wavelength observations, and how to extract the physical and evolutionary properties based on imaging and spectroscopic data.
ISBN,Price9781107134768 : UKP 54.99(HB)
Classification524.64-52
Keyword(s)1. COSMOLOGY 2. DARK MATTER 3. EVOLUTION - GALAXIES 4. GALAXY FORMATION 5. PRIMORDIAL UNIVERSE
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TitlePhysical world: An Inspirational Tour of Fundamental Physics
Author(s)Nicholas Manton;Nicholas Mee
PublicationOxford University Press 2017.
Abstract NoteThe book is an inspirational survey of fundamental physics, emphasizing the use of variational principles. Chapter 1 presents introductory ideas, including the principle of least action, vectors and partial differentiation. Chapter 2 covers Newtonian dynamics and the motion of mutually gravitating bodies. Chapter 3 is about electromagnetic fields as described by Maxwell’s equations. Chapter 4 is about special relativity, which unifies space and time into 4-dimensional spacetime. Chapter 5 introduces the mathematics of curved space, leading to Chapter 6 covering general relativity and its remarkable consequences, such as the existence of black holes. Chapters 7 and 8 present quantum mechanics, essential for understanding atomic-scale phenomena. Chapter 9 uses quantum mechanics to explain the fundamental principles of chemistry and solid state physics. Chapter 10 is about thermodynamics, which is built around the concepts of temperature and entropy. Various applications are discussed, including the analysis of black body radiation that led to the quantum revolution. Chapter 11 surveys the atomic nucleus, its properties and applications. Chapter 12 explores particle physics, the Standard Model and the Higgs mechanism, with a short introduction to quantum field theory. Chapter 13 is about the structure and evolution of stars and brings together material from many of the earlier chapters. Chapter 14 on cosmology describes the structure and evolution of the universe as a whole. Finally, Chapter 15 discusses remaining problems at the frontiers of physics, such as the interpretation of quantum mechanics, and the ultimate nature of particles. Some speculative ideas are explored, such as supersymmetry, solitons and string theory.
ISBN,PriceRs 0.00
Keyword(s)1. COSMOLOGY 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS 4. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS 5. PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL OPERATORS 6. PHYSICS 7. QUANTUM MECHANICS 8. RELATIVITY
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TitleQuantum fields: From the Hubble to the Planck Scale
Author(s)Michael Kachelriess
PublicationOxford University Press 2017.
Abstract NoteThis book introduces quantum field theory, together with its most important applications to cosmology and astroparticle physics, in a coherent framework. The path-integral approach is employed right from the start, and the use of Green functions and generating functionals is illustrated first in quantum mechanics and then in scalar field theory. Massless spin one and two fields are discussed on an equal footing, and gravity is presented as a gauge theory in close analogy with the Yang–Mills case. Concepts relevant to modern research such as helicity methods, effective theories, decoupling, or the stability of the electroweak vacuum are introduced. Various applications such as topological defects, dark matter, baryogenesis, processes in external gravitational fields, inflation and black holes help students to bridge the gap between undergraduate courses and the research literature.
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Keyword(s)1. ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS 2. COSMOLOGY 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS 5. GENERAL RELATIVITY 6. PARTICLE PHYSICS 7. QUANTUM FIELD THEORY 8. STANDARD MODEL
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TitleSignatures of the artist: The Vital Imperfections That Make Our Universe Habitable
Author(s)Steven E. Vigdor
PublicationOxford University Press 2018.
Abstract NoteThis book provides a nonmathematical survey of the past half-century of research in particle physics, nuclear physics, and cosmology bearing on the physical conditions that allow our universe to support the development of structure and the origins of life. These conditions rely on a surprising number of tiny imperfections—deviations from perfect symmetry (i.e., symmetry violations), homogeneity, or predictability—that seem mysteriously fine-tuned. The emphasis here is on the intricate tapestry of elegant experiments that have revealed and quantified these imperfections, as well as on theoretical efforts to understand how the imperfections arose in the infant universe. Among the topics covered are: the dominance of matter over antimatter (i.e., matter–antimatter asymmetry); the existence and intermixing of three generations of quarks and leptons; the stability of hydrogen and synthesis of other elements essential for life; the longevity and energy budget of the universe; the remaining mysteries surrounding dark matter, dark energy, and the postulated inflationary expansion of space in the infant universe; the fundamental role of randomness in quantum mechanics, in generating the first biomolecules and in biological evolution; the apparent perching of the vacuum state in our universe on the edge between stability and meta-stability; and philosophical questions, including the possibility of a multiverse, surrounding the interpretation of a universe that exhibits such fine-tuning. On all of these issues, the book clarifies what we know and how we know it, as distinct from what we speculate and how we might test it.
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Keyword(s)1. COSMOLOGY 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS 4. NUCLEAR PHYSICS 5. ORIGIN OF LIFE 6. PARTICLE PHYSICS
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TitleHow the universe works: Introduction to Modern Cosmology
Author(s)Serge Parnovsky;Aleksei Parnowski
PublicationNew Jersey, World Scientific Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd., 2018.
Descriptionxxii, 163p.
Abstract NoteThis book is about the history and the current state of the art in the exciting field of cosmology — the science about the Universe as a whole, which is guaranteed to attract the attention of a wide range of readers. It mostly aims to explain the main ideas of modern cosmology: the expanding Universe, its creation in a Big Bang, its evolution, characteristics, and structure, as well as issues — dark matter and dark energy, black holes and other exotic objects etc. It also answers most frequently asked questions about cosmology.
ISBN,Price9789813234949 : $ 58.00(HB)
Classification524.8
Keyword(s)1. BIG BANG 2. BLACK HOLE 3. COSMOLOGY 4. DARK ENERGY 5. DARK MATTER 6. UNIVERSE
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TitleQuantum fields: From the Hubble to the Planck Scale
Author(s)Michael Kachelriess
PublicationOxford, Oxford University Press, 2017.
Descriptionxv, 528p.
Abstract Notecosmology and astroparticle physics, in a coherent framework. The path-integral approach is employed right from the start, and the use of Green functions and generating functionals is illustrated first in quantum mechanics and then in scalar field theory. Massless spin one and two fields are discussed on an equal footing, and gravity is presented as a gauge theory in close analogy with the Yang–Mills case. Concepts relevant to modern research such as helicity methods, effective theories, decoupling, or the stability of the electroweak vacuum are introduced. Various applications such as topological defects, dark matter, baryogenesis, processes in external gravitational fields, inflation and black holes help students to bridge the gap between undergraduate courses and the research literature.
ISBN,Price9780198802877 : £ 61.00(HB)
Classification530.145
Keyword(s)1. ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS 2. CLASSICAL MECHANICS 3. COSMOLOGY 4. GREEN'S FUNCTIONS 5. QUANTUM FIELD THEORY 6. QUANTUM MECHANICS 7. SCALAR FIELD THEORY
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TitleFinding our place in the solar system: The Scientific Story of the Copernican Revolution
Author(s)Todd Timberlake ;Paul Wallace
PublicationCambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2019.
Descriptionxvii, 378p.
Abstract NoteFinding our Place in the Solar System gives a detailed account of how the Earth was displaced from its traditional position at the center of the universe to be recognized as one of several planets orbiting the Sun under the influence of a universal gravitational force. The transition from the ancient geocentric worldview to a modern understanding of planetary motion, often called the Copernican Revolution, is one of the great intellectual achievements of humankind. This book provides a deep yet accessible explanation of the scientific disputes over our place in the solar system and the work of the great scientists who helped settle them. Readers will come away knowing not just that the Earth orbits the Sun, but why we believe that it does so. The Copernican Revolution also provides an excellent case study of what science is and how it works.
ISBN,Price9781107182295 : £ 29.99(HB)
Classification1. 52(091)COPERNICAN 2. 52COPERNICAN(091)
Keyword(s)1. COPERNICAN REVOLUTION 2. COSMOLOGY 3. SOLAR SYSTEM
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TitleBrief answers to big questions
Author(s)Stephen Hawking
PublicationLondon, John Murray, 2018.
Descriptionxxiii, 232p
Abstract NoteThe world-famous cosmologist and #1 bestselling author of A Brief History of Time leaves us with his final thoughts on the universe's biggest questions in this brilliant posthumous work.How did the universe begin? Will humanity survive on Earth? Is there intelligent life beyond our solar system? Could artificial intelligence ever outsmart us?Throughout his extraordinary career, Stephen Hawking expanded our understanding of the universe and unravelled some of its greatest mysteries. But even as his theoretical work on black holes, imaginary time and multiple histories took his mind to the furthest reaches of space, Hawking always believed that science could also be used to fix the problems on our planet.And now, as we face potentially catastrophic changes here on Earth - from climate change to dwindling natural resources to the threat of artificial super-intelligence - Stephen Hawking turns his attention to the most urgent issues for humankind.Wide-ranging, intellectually stimulating, passionately argued, and infused with his characteristic humour, BRIEF ANSWERS TO THE BIG QUESTIONS, the final book from one of the greatest minds in history, is a personal view on the challenges we face as a human race, and where we, as a planet, are heading next.
ISBN,Price9781473695986 : Rs 650.00(HB)
Classification52
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. BLACK HOLE 3. COSMOLOGY 4. POPULAR ASTRONOMY
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