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Cosmology 101.

site pages http://www.cosmology101.wikidot.com/articles

Feel free to browse the site, numerous links to handy articles. These links were chosen as instructional aid to the aspiring Cosmologist.
A recommended Forum to discuss any of these articles is located at
http://www.physicsforums.com or http://www.scienceforums.net: These sites are an excellent resource for asking questions on any physics or related topic.

Site Articles (Articles written by PF and Site members)

http://cosmology101.wikidot.com/redshift-and-expansion
http://cosmology101.wikidot.com/universe-geometry

Misconceptions (Useful articles to answer various Cosmology Misconceptions)

http://www.phinds.com/balloonanalogy/ : A thorough write up on the balloon analogy used to describe expansion
http://tangentspace.info/docs/horizon.pdf :Inflation and the Cosmological Horizon by Brian Powell
http://arxiv.org/abs/1304.4446 :"What we have leaned from Observational Cosmology." -A handy write up on observational cosmology in accordance with the LambdaCDM model.
http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0310808 :"Expanding Confusion: common misconceptions of cosmological horizons and the superluminal expansion of the Universe" Lineweaver and Davies
http://www.mso.anu.edu.au/~charley/papers/LineweaverDavisSciAm.pdf: "Misconceptions about the Big bang" also Lineweaver and Davies
http://arxiv.org/abs/1002.3966 "why the prejudice against a constant"
http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/0508052 "In an expanding universe, what doesn't expand? Richard H. Price, Joseph D. Romano
http://arxiv.org/abs/1301.0219 What's in a Name: History and Meanings of the Term "Big Bang" Helge Kragh
http://arxiv.org/pdf/0906.1442v1.pdf Is it possible to see the infinite future of the Universe when falling into a black hole?

Training (textbook Style Articles)

http://arxiv.org/pdf/hep-ph/0004188v1.pdf :"ASTROPHYSICS AND COSMOLOGY"- A compilation of cosmology by Juan Garcıa-Bellido
http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0409426 An overview of Cosmology Julien Lesgourgues
http://arxiv.org/pdf/hep-th/0503203.pdf "Particle Physics and Inflationary Cosmology" by Andrei Linde
http://www.wiese.itp.unibe.ch/lectures/universe.pdf:" Particle Physics of the Early universe" by Uwe-Jens Wiese Thermodynamics, Big bang Nucleosynthesis
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/30155/30155-pdf.pdf: "Relativity: The Special and General Theory" by Albert Einstein
http://www.blau.itp.unibe.ch/newlecturesGR.pdf "Lecture Notes on General Relativity" Matthias Blau
http://arxiv.org/abs/1201.4598 "Introduction to Loop Quantum Cosmology by Abhay Ashtekar
http://arxiv.org/abs/hepth/9912205 : "Fields" - A free lengthy technical training manual on classical and quantum fields

Historical article links

http://www.astrosurf.com/luxorion/hubble-law-redshift1929.htm
Reprint of one of Hubbles papers.
http://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/einstein/works/1910s/relative/relativity.pdf
An authorized reprint of Einsteins Special relativity paper.
http://apod.nasa.gov/diamond_jubilee/debate20.html
The "Great debate of the 20's" jubilee reprint article available
http://www.drchinese.com/Bells_Theorem.htm
Good reference site covering Bells theorem.
http://www.intechopen.com/download/pdf/41230
good historical coverage of many of the key figures in Cosmology history
http://arxiv.org/abs/1302.1498 " “The Waters I am Entering No One yet Has Crossed”: Alexander Friedman and the Origins of Modern Cosmology" written by Ari Belenkiy
http://arxiv.org/pdf/1212.5499.pdf "The Contribution of V. M. Slipher to the Discovery of the
Expanding Universe" by C. O’Raifeartaigh
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/17384/17384-pdf.pdf "foundations of geometry" David Hilbert

Physics Calculators

http://cosmocalc.wikidot.com/start : This handy calculator will make life far easier in understanding the expansion history of the universe. It is easily one of the better online expansion and redshift calculators going.

Special relativity calculator.

http://keisan.casio.com/has10/SpecExec.cgi?id=system/2006/1224059993

Useful Calculus and unit conversion calculator links.
Calculus
http://www.numberempire.com/

Units

http://www.onlineconversion.com/astronomical.htm
http://www.unitconverters.net/

Useful Reference materials
http://arxiv.org/pdf/astro-ph/0406095v2.pdf "The Cosmic energy inventory"
http://cosmology101.wikidot.com/local--files/main/touching_ghosts.pdf
http://terrytao.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/cosmic-distance-ladder1.pdf
http://arxiv.org/abs/1104.5499 :''Black hole Accretion Disk'' -Handy article on accretion disk measurements provides a technical compilation of measurements involving the disk itself.
http://arxiv.org/abs/1002.3966 "why the prejudice against a constant"
http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0r203330 "On the Cosmological Constant Problems and the Astronomical Evidence for a Homogeneous Energy Density with Negative Pressure"
http://arxiv.org/abs/0805.1947 "On the physical basis of cosmic time"
http://arxiv.org/pdf/1103.5331v3.pdf "What do we really know about Dark Energy?" by Ruth Durrer
http://arxiv.org/abs/1301.6674 "Habitable Zones Around Main-Sequence Stars: New Estimates" Various authors
http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/?9905116 "Distance measures in cosmology" David W. Hogg
http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/0503107 "Understanding Our Universe: Current Status and Open Issues T. Padmanabhan
http://arxiv.org/abs/physics/0503245 "Neutron Stars Gordon Baym, Frederick K. Lamb
http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0112551 "Large-Scale Structure of the Universe and Cosmological Perturbation Theory F. Bernardeau, S. Colombi, E. Gaztanaga, R. Scoccimarro
http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/0504029 Black hole evaporation: A paradigm Abhay Ashtekar, Martin Bojowald
http://www.sciops.esa.int/index.php?project=PLANCK&page=Planck_Published_Papers

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