The technical details of Big Bang, inflationary cosmology, and selected alternative theories are on offer. Popular accounts of the big bang theory, cosmic inflation, and the creation of the universe often leave out details a consumer of science would like to know. Scholarly monographs published the old fashioned way can cost hundreds of dollars per copy, and too often are locked away in university libraries. For general public availability, I present my monograph on the cosmology of the early universe.
This is a comprehensive review of thepublished research in cosmology focusing on the time period from the big bang tothe last scattering of cosmic microwave background radiation. This is a periodof approximately 380,000 years. Theoretical, observational, and experimentalresearch with a bearing on cosmology will be covered. First, a time line of events from thebig bang to last scattering of CMB photons will be provided. Then, a review oftheoretical research related to the big bang, cosmic inflation, and baryogenesis will becovered. Next, a review of observational as well as experimental work on the cosmic microwavebackground, big bang nucleosynthesis, and efforts to directly detect gravitational waves. After that, alook at research on the edge of accepted cosmology such as loop quantum cosmology, and thepossible time variation of fundamental constants.
Students of cosmology or those who justwant to be informed on a more technical level will find thiscomposition quite enjoyable.
Only Appendix C, which I am trying to publish as a paper by itself is my original research. The rest of this is secondary research. I researched all of this , wrote it, and illustrated it as part of a possible masters thesis project at DePaul university. For many reasons the project was abandoned in 2011. Mainly different visions for what this should be and personality problems. The university does not endorse this monograph, but let it be known without their resources and the advice of faculty it could not have been written.
Since then I have been working on a second project which deals with massive star formation. Massive star formation as traced by MASERs. When it is ready to defend I will probably post about it here. It will have the advantage of being defended and, if all goes to plan, passed. It will have the disadvantage of being locked away in a university library. There has to be a better way to do things.
I welcome any constructive suggestionsfor how to improve this work. A good thing about archiving on awebsite like Vixra and having the privilege of blogging at Science2.0 is that I can revise what I have written very easily and gettransparent and meaningful feedback.
One person I mention and give credit to in my book is father George Lemaitre. Lemaitre was one of the fathers of the big bang theory. What strikes me hardest about his story is that he was a man of faith and science, and was not taken seriously for decades. Then he was proven correct.