Elements of String Cosmology

By: Maurizio Gasperini

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The standard cosmological picture of our Universe emerging from a 'big bang' leaves open many fundamental questions which string theory, a unified theory of all forces of nature, should be able to answer. The first book dedicated to string cosmology, it contains a pedagogical introduction to the basic notions of the subject. It describes the new possible scenarios suggested by string theory for the primordial evolution of our Universe. It discusses the main phenomenological consequences of these scenarios, stresses their differences from each other, and compares them to the more conventional models of inflation. The book summarizes over 15 years of research in this field and introduces current advances. It is self-contained, so it can be read by astrophysicists with no knowledge of string theory, and high-energy physicists with little understanding of cosmology. Detailed and explicit derivations of all the results presented provide a deeper appreciation of the subject. • First book fully devoted to string cosmology, summarizing the results of 15 years of work • Includes self-contained introductions to cosmology and string theory • Contains detailed derivations of all presented results allowing for a deeper understanding and aiding preparation for independent research Contents Preface; Acknowledgements; Notation, units and conventions; 1. A short review of standard and inflationary cosmology; 2. The basic string cosmology equations; 3. Conformal invariance and string effective action; 4. Duality symmetries and cosmological solutions; 5. Inflationary kinematics; 6. The string phase; 7. The cosmic background of relic gravitational waves; 8. Scalar perturbations and the anisotropy of the CMB radiation; 9. Dilaton phenomenology; 10. Elements of brane cosmology; Index. Quick search Advanced search... Google Book Search Search this book Browse journals Cambridge Alerts Printed Pages: 568 with 8 line diagrams and 45 half-tones.

Title: Elements of String Cosmology

Author Name: Maurizio Gasperini

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Cambridge University Press: 2007

ISBN: 0521868750

ISBN 13: 9780521868754

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: New

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Size: 175 x 255 Mm

Seller ID: 020792

Keywords: Strings Cosmology