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Current issues in cosmology

Author: Jean-Claude Pecker; Jayant Vishnu Narlikar
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge Univerity Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book looks at both the strengths and weaknesses of the current big-bang model in explaining certain puzzling data.

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Genre/Form: konferencje
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-Claude Pecker; Jayant Vishnu Narlikar
ISBN: 9780521858984 hardback 0521858984 hardback
OCLC Number: 751209758
Description: x, 267 s. : il. ; 26 cm
Contents: Part I. Observational Facts Relating to Discrete Sources: 1. The state of cosmology G. Burbidge; 2. The redshifts of galaxies and QSOs E. M. Burbidge and G. Burbidge; 3. Accretion discs in quasars J. Sulentic; Part II. Observational Facts Relating to Background Radiation: 4. CMB observations and consequences F. Bouchet; 5. Abundances of light nuclei K. Olive; 6. Evidence for an accelerating universe or lack of A. Blanchard; Part III. Standard Cosmology: 7. Cosmology, an overview of the standard model F. Bernardeau; 8. What are the building blocks of our universe? K. C. Wali; Part IV. Large-Scale Structure: 9. Observations of large-scale structure V. de Lapparent; 10. Reconstruction of large-scale peculiar velocity fields R. Mohayaee, B. Tully and U. Frisch; Part V. Alternative Cosmologies: 11. The quasi-steady state cosmology J. V. Narlikar; 12. Evidence for iron whiskers in the universe N. C. Wickramasinghe; 13. Alternatives to dark matter: MOND + Mach D. Roscoe; 14. Anthropic principle in cosmology B. Carter; Part VI. Evidence for Anomalous Redshifts: 15. Anomalous redshifts H. C. Arp; 16. Redshifts of galaxies and QSOs: the problem of redshift periodicities G. Burbidge; 17. Statistics of redshift periodicities W. Napier; 18. Local abnormal redshifts J.-C. Pecker; 19. Gravitational lensing and anomalous redshifts J. Surdej, J.-F. Claeskens and D. Sluse; Panel discussion; General discussion; Concluding remarks.
Responsibility: ed. by Jean-Claude Pecker and Jayant Narlikar.

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