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Galaxy formation and evolution

Author: Houjun Mo; Frank Van den Bosch; S White
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
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"The rapidly expanding field of galaxy formation lies at the interface between astronomy, particle physics, and cosmology. Covering diverse topics from these disciplines, all of which are needed to understand how galaxies form and evolve, this book is ideal for researchers entering the field. Individual chapters explore the evolution of the Universe as a whole and its particle and radiation content; linear and
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Mo, Houjun.
Galaxy formation and evolution.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2009054020
(OCoLC)460059772
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Houjun Mo; Frank Van den Bosch; S White
ISBN: 9780511729621 0511729626 0511726325 9780511726323 0511727720 9780511727726 9780521857932 0521857937 9780511807244 0511807244
OCLC Number: 646069565
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 820 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; 1 Introduction; 1.1 The Diversity of the Galaxy Population; 1.2 Basic Elements of Galaxy Formation; 1.2.1 The Standard Model of Cosmology; 1.2.2 Initial Conditions; 1.2.3 Gravitational Instability and Structure Formation; 1.2.4 Gas Cooling; 1.2.5 Star Formation; 1.2.6 Feedback Processes; 1.2.7 Mergers; 1.2.8 Dynamical Evolution; 1.2.9 Chemical Evolution; 1.2.10 Stellar Population Synthesis; 1.2.11 The Intergalactic Medium; 1.3 Time Scales; 1.4 A Brief History of Galaxy Formation; 1.4.1 Galaxies as Extragalactic Objects; 1.4.2 Cosmology. 1.4.3 Structure Formation1.4.4 The Emergence of the Cold Dark Matter Paradigm; 1.4.5 Galaxy Formation; 2 Observational Facts; 2.1 Astronomical Observations; 2.1.1 Fluxes and Magnitudes; 2.1.2 Spectroscopy; 2.1.3 Distance Measurements; 2.2 Stars; 2.3 Galaxies; 2.3.1 The Classification of Galaxies; 2.3.2 Elliptical Galaxies; 2.3.3 Disk Galaxies; 2.3.4 The Milky Way; 2.3.5 Dwarf Galaxies; 2.3.6 Nuclear Star Clusters; 2.3.7 Starbursts; 2.3.8 Active Galactic Nuclei; 2.4 Statistical Properties of the Galaxy Population; 2.4.1 Luminosity Function; 2.4.2 Size Distribution; 2.4.3 Color Distribution. 2.4.4 The Mass-Metallicity Relation2.4.5 Environment Dependence; 2.5 Clusters and Groups of Galaxies; 2.5.1 Clusters of Galaxies; 2.5.2 Groups of Galaxies; 2.6 Galaxies at High Redshifts; 2.6.1 Galaxy Counts; 2.6.2 Photometric Redshifts; 2.6.3 Galaxy Redshift Surveys at z~1; 2.6.4 Lyman-Break Galaxies; 2.6.5 Ly alpha Emitters; 2.6.6 Submillimeter Sources; 2.6.7 Extremely Red Objects and Distant Red Galaxies; 2.6.8 The Cosmic Star-Formation History; 2.7 Large-Scale Structure; 2.7.1 Two-Point Correlation Functions; 2.7.2 Probing the Matter Field via Weak Lensing; 2.8 The Intergalactic Medium. 2.8.1 The Gunn-Peterson Test2.8.2 Quasar Absorption Line Systems; 2.9 The Cosmic Microwave Background; 2.10 The Homogeneous and Isotropic Universe; 2.10.1 The Determination of Cosmological Parameters; 2.10.2 The Mass and Energy Content of the Universe; 3 Cosmological Background; 3.1 The Cosmological Principle and the Robertson-Walker Metric; 3.1.1 The Cosmological Principle and its Consequences; 3.1.2 Robertson-Walker Metric; 3.1.3 Redshift; 3.1.4 Peculiar Velocities; 3.1.5 Thermodynamics and the Equation of State; 3.1.6 Angular-Diameter and Luminosity Distances; 3.2 Relativistic Cosmology. 3.2.1 Friedmann Equation3.2.2 The Densities at the Present Time; 3.2.3 Explicit Solutions of the Friedmann Equation; 3.2.4 Horizons; 3.2.5 The Age of the Universe; 3.2.6 Cosmological Distances and Volumes; 3.3 The Production and Survival of Particles; 3.3.1 The Chronology of the Hot Big Bang; 3.3.2 Particles in Thermal Equilibrium; 3.3.3 Entropy; 3.3.4 Distribution Functions of Decoupled Particle Species; 3.3.5 The Freeze-Out of Stable Particles; 3.3.6 Decaying Particles; 3.4 Primordial Nucleosynthesis; 3.4.1 Initial Conditions; 3.4.2 Nuclear Reactions; 3.4.3 Model Predictions.
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