New York: American Physical Society, 1982. 1st Edition. FIRST EDITION IN PAPER WRAPS OF ONE OF TWO INDEPENDENT PROPOSALS FOR ‘NEW INFLATION’ (the other was by Andre Linde).
“Hot big-bang cosmology depends upon special conditions for the early universe to explain the high degree of homogeneity and the nearly critical mass density found in the universe today” (Albrecht and Steinhardt, 1220).
“The treatment of first-order phase transitions for standard grand unified theories is shown to break down for models with readiatively induced spontaneous symmetry breaking. It is argued that proper analysis of these transitions which would take place in the early history of the universe can lead to an explanation of the cosmological homogeneity, flatness, and monopole puzzles” (ibid). Item #526
CONDITION & DETAILS: New York: The American Physical Society. Issue in original paper wraps with ownership address label of the Cal Tech based American physicist and engineer Roy W. Gould on the rear wrap. 4to (10.5 x 8 inches; 263 x 200mm). Near fine condition inside and out. Bright and clean.