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inflationary universe the quest for a new theory of cosmic origins by Alan H. Guth

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Published by Perseus Books in Reading, Mass .
Written in English

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  • Inflationary universe.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 311-324) and index.

StatementAlan H. Guth ; with a foreword by Alan Lightman.
SeriesHelix Books
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 358 p. :
Number of Pages358
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18201006M
ISBN 100201328402

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  The inflationary universe can explain why the big bang explosion occurred homogeneously throughout the observed universe, while at the same time the theory suggests that the observed universe is only a minute part of a vastly larger space that is far from homogeneous." (Pg. )/5(67). The inflationary universe: the quest for a new theory of cosmic origins User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict In late , Guth developed concept of the "inflationary universe," proposing that, very soon after the Big Bang, the tightly packed mass that constituted the universe underwent an exceptionally. the last assumption is a key to the inflationary-universe model. The big-bang model leads to three important, experimentally testable predictions. First, the model predicts that as the universe expands, galaxies recede from one another with a velocity .   xv, p.: 23 cm Previously published, Includes bibliographical references and index The ultimate free lunch -- Ths cosmic vista from Ithaca, New York -- The birth of modern cosmology -- Echoes of a scorching past -- Condensation of the primordial soup -- Matters of matter and antimatter -- The particle physics revoltion of the s -- Grand unified Pages:

An inflationary universe cosmology also includes stochastic inflation that describes the universe on very large scales—from fragmented mini-universes to another inflationary cosmos. The book also discusses the problem relating to the initial conditions from which an inflationary universe starts. This book is suitable for astronomers. The amazing book The Double Helix by James Watson which describes the quest for the structure of DNA is one of these. So is this book by Alan Guth on the development of the inflationary universe theory as a "correction" to Big Bang theory/5(75).   The Inflation Theory proposes a period of extremely rapid (exponential) expansion of the universe during its first few moments. It was developed around to explain several puzzles with the standard Big Bang theory, in which the universe expands relatively gradually throughout its history.   The Inflationary Universe is the passionate story of one leading scientist's effort to look behind the cosmic veil and explain how the universe began. Product Details About the AuthorBrand: Basic Books.