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The deep universe : Saas-Fee Advanced Course 23, lecture notes 1993 of the Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy [29 March-3 April 1993, Les Diablerets]

Author: Allan R Sandage; Richard G Kron; Malcolm S Longair; Bruno Binggeli; Société suisse d'astrophysique et d'astronomie. Advanced Course; et al
Publisher: Berlin ; Heidelberg [etc.] : Springer, cop. 1995.
Series: Saas-Fee advanced course, 23
Edition/Format:   Book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The book is written for graduate students in astrophysics but is also of considerable interest to professional astronomers and particle physicists.

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Genre/Form: [congrès]
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allan R Sandage; Richard G Kron; Malcolm S Longair; Bruno Binggeli; Société suisse d'astrophysique et d'astronomie. Advanced Course; et al
ISBN: 3540589139 9783540589136
OCLC Number: 716198292
Description: XIV, 526 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Evolution in the Galaxy Population.- Foundations of Galaxy Evolution Models.- Evolutionary Synthesis Models.- Basic Statistics of Galaxies.- Computing Models for Faint-Galaxy Samples.- Distant Galaxy Observations in the Real World.- Galaxy Profiles at High Redshift.- Reconciling Counts with the Redshift Distribution.- The Butcher-Oemler Effect - A Case Study.- Deep-Universe Programs for the Future.- to the Standard Model.- The Physics of Background Radiation.- Observations of the Extragalactic Background Radiation.- The Robertson-Walker Metric.- World Models.- Number Counts and the Background Radiation.- The Origin of the X-ray and Gamma-ray Backgrounds.- A Brief Thermal History of the Universe.- The Origin of the Large-Scale Structure of the Universe.- Dark Matter and Galaxy Formation.- Fluctuations in the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation.- The Intergalactic Gas.- Galaxy Formation and the Background Radiation.- The First Test: The Count-Magnitude Relation: Theory and Practice I (The Early Phase 1920-1938).- The Count-Magnitude Relation: Theory and Practice II (The Modern Attempts).- The Second Test: Angular Size = f(z,q0).- The Third Test: The Redshift-Distance Relation Based on the m(z, qo) Hubble Diagram.- Is the Expansion Real?.- The Fourth Test: Timing (Age of the Galaxy).- Timing Test Continued.- The Hubble Constant from Type Ia Supernovae.- Observational Selection Bias.
Series Title: Saas-Fee advanced course, 23
Responsibility: A.R. Sandage, R.G. Kron, M.S. Longair ; ed. by B. Binggeli... [et al.].
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