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In search of dark matter

Author: Ken Freeman; Geoff McNamara
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer ; Chichester, UK : Published in association with Praxis Pub., ©2006.
Series: Springer-Praxis books in popular astronomy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Written for the educated non-scientist and scientist alike, it spans a variety of scientific disciplines, from observational astronomy to particle physics. Concepts that the reader will encounter along the way are at the cutting edge of scientific research. However the themes are explained in such a way that no prior understanding of science beyond a high school education is necessary.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Freeman; Geoff McNamara
ISBN: 9780387276168 0387276165
OCLC Number: 71241802
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvi, 158 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prologue: The quest for darkness --
How to weigh galaxies --
The false dawn --
Seeing the invisible --
Dark halos --
We are surrounded! --
Pieces of the big bang --
Cosmic mirages --
The Baryon inventory --
Macho astronomy --
What can the matter be? --
Exploring exotica : neutrinos --
Exploring exotica : wimps and axions --
In the beginning ... --
Towards Omega --
Appendix 1: What is matter? --
Appendix 2: Expressing mass.
Series Title: Springer-Praxis books in popular astronomy.
Responsibility: Ken Freeman and Geoff McNamara.
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