By J. N. Islam

This ebook presents a concise creation to the mathematical elements of the foundation, constitution and evolution of the universe. The e-book starts with a quick evaluation of observational and theoretical cosmology, besides a brief advent of common relativity. It then is going directly to speak about Friedmann versions, the Hubble consistent and deceleration parameter, singularities, the early universe, inflation, quantum cosmology and the far away way forward for the universe. This new version features a rigorous derivation of the Robertson-Walker metric. It additionally discusses the boundaries to the parameter area via a variety of theoretical and observational constraints, and offers a brand new inflationary answer for a 6th measure strength. This booklet is appropriate as a textbook for complicated undergraduates and starting graduate scholars. it's going to even be of curiosity to cosmologists, astrophysicists, utilized mathematicians and mathematical physicists.

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100) the following expression for ␦(ds): ␦(ds) ϭ Ά dx ␦x ϩ ds ds dx 1 2 , · dx d␦x ds. ds ds Therefore, ␦ Ύ B ds ϭ A Ύ B ΎΆ · B ␦(ds)ϭ A 1 2 ,u u ␦x ϩ d (␦x) ds. 101) ds u A We carry out partial integration with respect to s and use the fact that ␦x ϭ0 at A and B, to get Ύ ds ϭ Ύ Ά B ␦SAB ϭ ␦ B A 1 2 ,u u Ϫ A d ( ds ) u ·␦ xds. 102) Since the ␦x are arbitrary, for ␦SAB ϭ0, we get d ( ds )Ϫ 1 2 ,u u ϭ0. 103) u The ﬁrst term can be transformed as follows: d ( ds )ϭ u ϭ du ϩ ds , du 1 ϩ ( ds 2 dx u ds , ϩ ,)u u .

The unit normal vector to this surface is given by n ϭ( ␣f,␣ f,)Ϫ1/2 f,. Given a vector ﬁeld , one can deﬁne a set of curves ﬁlling all space such that the tangent vector to any curve of this set at any point coincides with the value of the vector ﬁeld at that point. This is done by solving the set of ﬁrst order diﬀerential equations. 30) where on the right hand side we have put x for all four components of the coordinates. This set of curves is referred to as the congruence of curves generated by the given vector ﬁeld.

127) reduces to ϭ0. 128) This is analogous to Laplace’s equation. 125) we see that V may be identiﬁed with the Newtonian gravitational potential (see below). 118) becomes R ϭc2k(uu Ϫ(1/2) ). 127), we now get (1/2) ( , Ϫ , Ϫ 1 2 ,)ϭkc (uu Ϫ 2 ). 131) Consider again a static ﬁeld produced by a static (not moving) distribution of matter, so that u0 ϭ1, ui ϭ0. 131), one gets (1/2) mn 00,mn ϭ(1/2)c2k(1Ϫ 12 ). 132) If we substitute 00 ϭ1ϩ 2V/c2, and keep the leading terms in powers of c we see that mn may be taken as ␦mn (the Kronecker delta), and 00 on the right hand side may be taken as unity.