Introduction to Cosmology
by A. D. Dolgov
Publisher: arXiv 2009
Number of pages: 58
Introductory lectures on cosmology at ITEP Winter School for students specializing in particle physics are presented. Many important subjects are not covered because of lack of time and space but hopefully the lectures may serve as a starting point for further studies.
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