Kinetic theory in the expanding universe [EBook] / Jeremy Bernstein.
Kinetic theory in the expanding universe [EBook] / Jeremy Bernstein.
This graduate/research level text is a selfcontained exposition of the applications of kinetic theory to basic problems in modern cosmology, such as the role of stable and unstable massive neutrinos and the theory of cosmological helium production. There has been rapid development of the theory of...
Personal Name(s):  Bernstein, Jeremy, (author) 

Imprint: 
Cambridge :
Cambridge University Press,
1988

Physical Description: 
1 online resource (viii, 149 pages) 
Note: 
englisch 
ISBN: 
9780511564185 9780521607469 9780521360500 
Series Title: 
Cambridge monographs on mathematical physics

Subject (LOC):  
Full Text 
This graduate/research level text is a selfcontained exposition of the applications of kinetic theory to basic problems in modern cosmology, such as the role of stable and unstable massive neutrinos and the theory of cosmological helium production. There has been rapid development of the theory of the origin and evolution of the universe in recent years, stimulated in large part by new observations and theories in astrophysics and particle physics. This book takes a different approach and studies what can be concluded from the application to cosmological problems of kinetic theory and, in particular, the Boltzmann equation and its solutions. The book begins with a brief survey of the necessary relativity, cosmodynamics, and kinetic theory, before going on to discuss specific problems, such as the role of stable and unstable massive neutrinos, electronporitron annihilation, and the theory of cosmological helium production. The focus is in obtaining both theoretical understanding and concrete numerical results. 