by Eric V. Linder

*First Principles of Cosmology* is an innovative textbook designed
for upper undergraduate and beginning graduate students in phyics
and astronomy. It was published in 1997 by
Addison-Wesley in Europe and
Prentice Hall in the US.

- Table of Contents
- Description
- Feedback
- Teacher's Guide
- Typo List
- Astrophysics Links
- Cosmology FAQ - answers to general audience and first year physics level questions
- Dark Energy FAQ - answers to general audience questions on dark energy

- Sample Lectures:
- Opening Lecture (course introduction)
- Final Lecture (course summary)
- Hubble Expansion (Chapter 5)
- Freezeout and Recombination
[
*also pdf*] (Chapter 6, 7) - Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation
[
*also pdf*] (Sections 7.1-7.4) - CMB Anisotropies: Physical Processes
[
*also pdf*] (Section 7.6) - CMB Anisotropies: Statistics and Measurements
[
*also pdf*] (Section 7.5) - CMB Anisotropies: Determining Cosmological
Parameters [
*also pdf*] (Chapter 7) - Lecture Notes from
*Computing Our Universe 1999*summer school - Cosmology Overview
[
*also pdf*] from Berkeley Lab Teach In - Particle Astrophysics
[
*also pdf*] from Berkeley Lab Teach In

- Additions/Expansions:
- New Think Abouts:
- Relativistic Particle Kinematics
[
*also pdf*] (practice with four-momenta) - Energy-Momentum Tensor
of the Vacuum [
*also pdf*] (insight into the Cosmological Constant) - Relativistic Doppler Shift
[
*also pdf*] (practice with Lorentz transformations) - Geodesic Equation
[
*also pdf*] (practice in Minkowski and Schwarzschild space) - Magnitude-Redshift Relation
[
*also pdf*] (high z SN results, discriminating models) - Nucleosynthesis and T(CMB)
[
*also pdf*] (expanded TA 6.6) - Recombination
[
*also pdf*] (expanded THA 7.1) - Horizons and Inflation
[
*also pdf*] (Sections 4.7, 7.5) - Growth of Density Perturbations
[
*also pdf*] (expanded TA 8.3) - Power Spectrum of Perturbations
[
*also pdf*] (expanded TA 8.6)

- Relativistic Particle Kinematics
[

The *Computing Our
Universe 1999* summer school also has an assortment of notes on
cosmology and computational astrophysics related topics.