This web site presents a basic introduction to the cosmic background radiation and cosmology. It includes terms, graphs, and animations to present the key principles and ideas of cosmology, the expansion of the universe, properties of light, the history of the universe since the Big Bang, inflation, the curvature of spacetime, and its implications on the fate of the universe. The presentation ends with a review of the terms and a list of links to other resources. This material is based on a public presentation by the author.
%0 Electronic Source %A Hu, Wayne %D 1996 %T An Introduction to the Cosmic Microwave Background %V 2017 %N 22 August 2017 %9 text/html %U http://background.uchicago.edu/~whu/beginners/introduction.html
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