BIBLIOGRAPHY / FURTHER READING


The content of the web pages were drawn from the following sources:

  1. Babul, Arif.  Physics 303 Lecture Notes, Spring 1999
  2. Barrow, John and Silk, Joseph.  The Left Hand of Creation: The Origin and Evolution of the Expanding Universe.  New York.  Basic Books Inc., 1983
  3. Bucher, Martin and Spergel, David. "Inflation in a Low-Density Universe." Scientific American, vol. 280 (January 1999), pp.62-69
  4. Gribbin, John. "Bubbles on the river of time." New Scientist, (May 12, 1988), pp.52-55
  5. Hawking, Stephen.  Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays.   Toronto.  Bantam Books, 1993
  6. Hawley, John and Holcomb, Katherine.  Foundations of Modern Cosmology.   New York.  Oxford University Press, 1998
  7. The World Book of Space Exploration: Wonders of the Universe.  Chicago.  World Book Inc., 1989
  8. Thorne, Kip.  Black Holes & Time Warps: Einstein's Outrageous Legacy.   New York.  W. W. Norton & Company, 1994

 

Here is a list of books and journal articles that may be useful for further information on the big bang and other universe-creation theories:

  1. Agazzi, Evandro and Cordero, Alberto (eds.).  Philosophy and the Origin and Evolution of the Universe.  Boston.  Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1991
  2. Gribbin, John.  In Search of the Big Bang.  Toronto. Bantam Books, 1986
  3. Hetherington, Norriss (eds.).  Cosmology: Historical, Literary, Philosophical, Religious, and Scientific Perspectives.  New York.  Garland Publishing Inc., 1993
  4. Hogan, Craig, et al. "Surveying Space-time with Supernovae." Scientific American, vol. 280 (January 1999), pp. 46-51
  5. Krauss, Lawrence. "Cosmological Antigravity." Scientific American, vol. 280 (January 1999), pp. 52-59
  6. Linde, Andrei. "The Self-Reproducing Inflationary Universe." Scientific American, vol. 271 (November 1994), pp. 48-55
  7. Sternglass, Ernest.  Before the Big Bang: The Origins of the Universe.   New York.  Four Walls Eight Windows, 1997
  8. Weinberg, Steven.  The First Three Minutes.  New York.  Basic Books Inc., 1993

 

The following are a list of Internet links that may be of interest.  All were available as of March 22, 1999.

For more information on the Hawking-Turok Instanton theory, go directly to the source (handwritten notes) at:
    http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/user/ngt1000/ngt/ngt01.html

For more information on the big bang and the universe:
    ('Ask the Astronomer's' Sten Odenwald page) http://www2.ari.net/home/odenwald/anthol/beyondbb.html
    ('Ask the Astronomer's' Sten Odenwald page) http://www2.ari.net/home/odenwald/anthol/planck.html
    (University of Aukland's Chris King) http://matu1.math.auckland.ac.nz/~king/Preprints/book/quantcos/quant1/quantsb.htm

For extensive information on the universe-creation theories and Physics 303-related information, see PBS's Stephen Hawking web site: http://www.wnet.org/archive/hawking/html/home.html

or Stephen Hawking's own Cambridge University web site at: http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/user/hawking/