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Galaxy formation

Author: M S Longair
Publisher: Berlin : Springer, ©2008.
Series: Astronomy and astrophysics library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : 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: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: M S Longair
ISBN: 9783540734772 3540734775
OCLC Number: 314012585
Notes: Previous edition: 1998.
In: MyiLibrary.
Visionné le 5 février 2009.
Reproduction Notes: Reproduction en format électronique. UK : MyiLibrary, 2008.
Description: xxi, 735 p. : ill. (some color) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preliminaries.- A Brief History of Cosmology and Galaxy Formation.- The Large-Scale Structure of the Universe.- Galaxies.- Clusters of Galaxies.- The Basic Framework.- The Theoretical Framework.- An Introduction to Relativistic Gravity.- The Friedman World Models.- The Robertson-Walker Metric for an Empty Universe.- The Determination of Cosmological Parameters.- The Thermal History of the Universe.- Nucleosynthesis in the Early Universe.- The Development of Primordial Fluctuations Under Gravity.- 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 Universe.- The Post-Recombination Era.- The Evolution of Galaxies and Active Galaxies with Cosmic Epoch.- The Intergalactic Medium.- Making Real Galaxies.- The Very Early Universe.
Series Title: Astronomy and astrophysics library.
Other Titles: MyiLibrary.
Responsibility: Malcolm S. Longair.

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