Readings


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Amazon logo The links below are to the course lecture notes and readings.  Many of the links go to the arXiv.org e-Print Archive, with downloadable versions of the papers.  The textbook readings are in:   Peacock, John A. Cosmological Physics, Cambridge University Press, 1998.  ISBN: 9780521422703.



LEC # TOPICS READINGS
1 Overview; Hubble Expansion
2 General Relativity Overview Peacock: Chapter 1
3 Robertson-Walker Models Peacock: Chapter 3.1-3.3
4 Cosmography 1: H0t0, Angular Diameter Test Peacock: Chapter 5

Lecture Note: Cosmography in a Robertson-Walker Universe (PDF)
5 Cosmography 2: SNe Ia Peacock: Chapter 3.4, 5

High-z SN Team, Turner & Riess, Filippenko
6 Inflation 1 Peacock: Chapter 11.1-11.3
7 Inflation 2 Peacock: Chapter 11.3-11.4

Liddle
8 Quantum Fluctuations from Inflation Peacock: Chapter 11.5
9 Radiation Era, Nucleosynthesis Peacock: Chapter 9

Burles et al
10 Baryogenesis, CMB Basics Peacock: Chapter 9.6, 9.4

Smoot
11 CMB Anisotropy 1 Peacock: Chapter 12.3, 18
12 CMB Anisotropy 2 Peacock: Chapter 18

Lecture Note: Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropy (PDF)
13 CMB Anisotropy 3 Peacock: Chapter 18

Lecture Note: CMB Anisotropy Notes (PDF)
14 Gamma-ray Bursts
15 High-z Galaxies and QSOs Peacock: Chapter 13, 14

MadauAbraham & van den Bergh
16 QSO Absorption Lines 1 Peacock: Chapter 12.1-12.2

MadauBecker et al
17 QSO Absorption Lines 2 Peacock: Chapter 12.1-12.2
18 Galaxy Clustering Peacock: Chapter 16
19 Newtonian Structure Formation Theory Peacock: Chapter 15.1-15.4

Lecture Note: Cosmological Perturbation Theory and Structure Formation
20 Nonlinear Models Peacock: Chapter 15.7-15.8
21 Relativistic Perturbation Theory Peacock: Chapter 15.5-15.6
22 Structure Formation Models 1 Peacock: Chapter 17.1-17.2
23 Structure Formation Models 2 Turner review
24 Galaxy Formation 1 Peacock: Chapter 17.3-17.4
25 Galaxy Formation 2 Peacock: Chapter 17.5

N-body Simulations
26 Frontiers of Cosmology Rees