Best Reference Books – Cosmology

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Cosmology subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Cosmology along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Cosmology subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Cosmology" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Relativity,Thermodynamics and Cosmology” by R C Tolman

“Relativity, Thermodynamics and Cosmology” Book Review: This book discusses the extension of thermodynamics to special and general relativity. It includes a variety of topics, such as electromagnetic theory, thermodynamic structures, relativistic mechanics and general mechanical principles. It also deals with the application of relativistic mechanics and relativistic thermodynamics to cosmological models. This book will be useful for physicists and researchers.

2. “Gravitation and Cosmology” by S Weinberg

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“Gravitation and Cosmology” Book Review: This book deals with the isotropic and homogeneous average universe. Recombination, leptogenesis, gravitational lensing, creation of structures, and multifield inflation are also included. The book addresses the introduction of general relativity as well. The book will be beneficial for graduate students and physicists.

3. “Introduction to Cosmology” by J V Narlikar

“Introduction to Cosmology” Book Review: This book provides an introduction to cosmology and general relativity. The mathematical models of standard cosmology are also covered. The book also explains observational cosmology and the philosophy of debate versus methods of observation. It also involves 400 problems and various examples. This book will be useful for advanced undergraduates and graduate students.

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4. “An Introduction to Mathematical Cosmology” by J N Islam

“An Introduction to Mathematical Cosmology” Book Review: This book provides a brief introduction to the mathematical aspects of the creation, structure and evolution of the universe. It also discusses empirical and theoretical cosmology, along with a brief introduction to general relativity. Friedmann models, singularities, the Hubble constant and deceleration parameters are also discussed in the book. The book will be beneficial for cosmologists, astrophysicists, advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students.

5. “Cosmological Physics” by J A Peacock

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“Cosmological Physics” Book Review: This book discusses the context of general relativity and quantum fields. It covers various topics such as modern cosmology, gravitational lensing, the creation of galaxies and large-scale structure. This book will act as a guide for advanced undergraduate and graduate students.

6. “Gravitation and Cosmology: Principles and Applications of the General Theory of Relativity” by Steven Weinberg
7. “General Relativity and Cosmology” by Banerji
8. “Modern Cosmology” by Dodelson

“Modern Cosmology” Book Review: This book gives an introduction to the smooth, homogeneous universe defined by the Friedmann-Robertson-Walker metric. It contains dark energy, nucleosynthesis of the big bang, recombination, and dark matter. The book also contains a cosmic microwave background (CMB) with polarization and acoustic peaks. This book will be beneficial for cosmologists, astrophysicists, advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students.

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9. “Introduction to Cosmology” by Barbara Ryden

“Introduction to Cosmology” Book Review: This book discusses the current cosmological ideas. It includes dark energy in the sense of the theory of the Big Bang. Recent observational observations, general baryonic relativity matter that makes up stars and galaxies, are also explained in the book. This book will be useful for advanced undergraduate students in physics and astronomy.

10. “An Introduction to Modern Cosmology” by Andrew Liddle

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“Introduction to Cosmology” Book Review: This book discusses the current cosmological ideas. It includes dark energy in the sense of the theory of the Big Bang. Recent observational observations, general baryonic relativity matter that makes up stars and galaxies, are also explained in the book. This book will be useful for advanced undergraduate students in physics and astronomy.

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