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Best book on Λ problem?

  1. Jan 8, 2010 #1
    What is the best grad-level book on the cosmological constant problem that introduces quantum field theory, astro-particle physics, inflation, and cosmology?
     
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  3. Jan 8, 2010 #2
    http://relativity.livingreviews.org/Articles/lrr-2001-1/" had a good introduction to some of the issues behind the cosmological constant problem. Its well referenced so you can branch out from there. It's not a heavy article though so will not satisfy your requirements too well.

    Perhaps http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/052182849X/ref=sib_rdr_dp" is a good starting place for inflationary cosmology? Though it does emphasise, as the name suggests, pertrubations/CMB/etc side of things. Has introductions to field theory in a cosmological setting?

    Alse check out Linde's review (somewhere on arxiv, though getting outdated?) on inflationary cosmology. He has a few.
    http://arxiv.org/abs/0705.0164
    http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0503203
    http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0503195

    Sorry if it's not what your were looking for.
     
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  4. Jan 8, 2010 #3
    Thank you for these resources.
    Not an over-emphasize on inflation. Basically, I am looking for a quantum-oriented book on cosmology, and Liddle & Lyth seems to be the best out of what you have mentioned. Thank you, though
     
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  5. Jan 25, 2010 #4
    weinbergs book on cosmology?

    Physical Foundations of Cosmology by Mukhanov ?
     
  6. Jan 25, 2010 #5

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