Modern Cosmology,
Edition 3
By Scott Dodelson and Fabian Schmidt

Publication Date: 01 Nov 2024
Awaiting publication

Modern Cosmology, Third Edition provides a detailed introduction to the field of cosmology. Beginning with the smooth, homogeneous universe described by a Friedmann-Lemaître-Robertson-Walker metric, this trusted resource includes careful treatments of dark energy, big bang nucleosynthesis, recombination, and dark matter. The reader is then introduced to perturbations about an FLRW universe: their evolution with the Einstein-Boltzmann equations, their primordial generation by inflation, and their observational consequences: the acoustic peaks in the CMB; the E/B decomposition in polarization; gravitational lensing of the CMB and large-scale structure; and the BAO standard ruler and redshift-space distortions in galaxy clustering.

This revised third edition includes updates such as new sections on gravitational waves, line intensity mapping, and emergent analysis techniques; expanded sections of CMB secondaries; and revised figures and pedagogy. These revisions serve to enhance a comprehensive foundational text, as well as provide users with improvements that are aligned with recent advances in the field, as well as modern focuses in the classroom.

Key Features

  • Offers a unique and practical approach for learning how to perform cosmological calculations
  • Includes new material on theory, simulations, and analysis of nonlinear structures
  • Contains substantial updates on new developments in cosmology since the second edition, including new content on gravitational waves, as well as a new section on emergent analysis techniques and improved pedagogy around figures and imagery
About the author
By Scott Dodelson, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Chicago, NASA Fermilab Astrophysics Center, Illinois, USA and Fabian Schmidt, Max-Planck-Institute for Astrophysics, Garching, Germany
Table of Contents
1. The Concordance Model of Cosmology
2. The Expanding Universe
3. The Fundamental Equations of Cosmology
4. The Origin of Species
5. The Inhomogeneous Universe: Matter & Radiation
6. The Inhomogeneous Universe: Gravity
7. Initial Conditions
8. Growth of Structure: Linear Theory
9. The Cosmic Microwave Background
10. The Polarized CMB
11. Probes of Structure: Tracers
12. Growth of Structure: Beyond Linear Theory
13. Probes of Structure: Lensing
14. Analysis and Inference
Book details
ISBN: 9780443288289
Page Count: 530
Retail Price : £80.95
Physics graduate students in Cosmology courses Professionals / researchers / academics in physics, astronomy, and astrophysics