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Galaxy formation

Author: M S Longair
Publisher: Berlin : Springer, ©2008.
Series: Astronomy and astrophysics library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Delineating the huge strides taken in cosmology in the past ten years, this much-anticipated second edition of Malcolm Longair's highly appreciated textbook has been extensively and thoroughly  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: M S Longair
ISBN: 9783540734772 3540734775
OCLC Number: 212409895
Notes: Previous edition: 1998.
Description: xxi, 735 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: A brief history of cosmology and galaxy formation --
The large-scale structure of the universe --
Galaxies --
Clusters of galaxies --
The theoretical framework --
An introduction to relativistic gravity --
The Friedmann world models --
The determination of cosmological parameters --
The thermal history of the universe --
Nucleosynthesis in the early universe --
The evolution of perturbations in the standard big bang --
More tools and problems --
Dark matter and galaxy formation --
Correlation functions and the spectrum of the initial fluctuations --
Fluctuations in the cosmic microwave background radiation --
The post-recombination era --
The evolution of galaxies and active galaxies and active galaxies with cosmic epoch --
The intergalactic medium --
Making real galaxies --
The very early universe.
Series Title: Astronomy and astrophysics library.
Responsibility: Malcolm S. Longair.
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