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Observational cosmology : proceedings of the 124th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, held in Beijing, China, August 25-30, 1986

Author: Adelaide Hewitt; Geoffrey R Burbidge; Lizhi Fang; International Astronomical Union. Symposium
Publisher: Dordrecht ; Boston : D. Reidel ; Norwell, MA, U.S.A. : Distributed in the U.S.A. and Canada by Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©1987.
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Genre/Form: Conference proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adelaide Hewitt; Geoffrey R Burbidge; Lizhi Fang; International Astronomical Union. Symposium
ISBN: 902772475X 9789027724755 9027724768 9789027724762
OCLC Number: 15520646
Description: xxiii, 854 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Observational Cosmology 1920-1985: An Introduction to the Conference.- I. The Microwave Background Radiation.- The Cosmic Microwave Background.- High Sensitivity Observations of the Microwave Background Radiation.- Measurement of the Microwave Background Temperature from CN Absorption.- Measurement of the Dipole Moment of the Cosmic Background Radiation at mm and Sub-mm Wavelengths.- Rocket Experiment to Search for the Near-Infrared Extragalactic Background Light.- Large Distances, Hidden Mass, and Fluctuations of the RELIC Radiation.- The Sunyaev-Zel'Dovich Effect and H0.- II. The Origin and Abundances of the Light Elements.- On the Origin of the Light Elements (D, 3He, 4He, and 7Li).- Primordial Nucleosynthesis of 7Li.- III. The Classical Quantities of Cosmology.- The Status of the Hubble Diagram in 1986.- The Radio and Infrared Luminosities of 3CR Radio Galaxies - Are They Correlated?.- A Study of the Hubble Flow.- The Cosmic Distance Scale.- A Distance Scale from the IR Magnitude/HI Velocity Width Relation.- Local Calibrators and H0: The Distance to M31 Using RR Lyrae Stars.- Distance Moduli from the Tully-Fisher Relation.- Estimates of ? Based on Motions within the Local Supercluster.- A New Measurement of the Geometry of Space.- Non-Uniformities in the Hubble Flow: Results from a Survey of Elliptical Galaxies.- Distribution of Iras Galaxies.- Contributions to the Local Gravitational Field from Beyond the Virgo Supercluster.- The Angular Size - Redshift Relation as a Cosmological Tool.- Radio Bending at High Redshifts - A New Probe of Protogalaxies?.- IV. The Large Scale Distribution of Galaxies.- The Distribution of Bright Galaxies.- Large-Scale Structure: The Center for Astrophysics Redshift Survey.- The Galaxian Surface Density in the Nearby Universe.- Tracing Superclusters and Voids with Abell Clusters.- Simulations of Large-Scale Structure Compared to Abell Cluster Distribution.- Shape of Superclusters.- An Analysis of Fifty-Five Bright Southern Clusters of Galaxies.- Large-Scale Structure in the Universe: Spatial Distribution and Peculiar Velocities.- Spatial Distribution of Galaxies: Biased Galaxy Formation, Supercluster-Void Topology, and Isolated Galaxies.- The Void Probability Function as a Statistical Indicator.- Large-Scale Distribution of Galaxies with Different Luminosities.- The Distribution of Faint Galaxies.- Evolution of Very Faint Field Galaxies and Quasars.- V. The Theory of Galaxy Formation and Large-Scale Structure.- Galaxy Formation: Confrontation with Observations.- Towards Understanding the Large-Scale Structure?.- The Sponge-Like Topology of Large Scale Structure in the Universe.- Systematic Properties of Galaxies: Implications for Galaxy Formation.- Search for Proto-Clusters at Meter Wavelengths.- VI. Theories of Cosmology.- Alternative Cosmologies.- Topology of the Universe.- VII. The Non-Standard Approach.- Observations Requiring a Non-Standard Approach.- Is There an Alignmeat of Quasars Near NGC 520?.- Redshift Asymmetries and the Missing Mass.- A Possible Tired-Light Mechanism.- VIII. Galaxies and Clusters.- The Luminosities and Sizes of Disk Galaxies in Clusters.- Luminosity Segregation in Distant Galaxy Clusters.- Elemental Abundances and Temperature Distributions in the Intra-cluster Medium of the Perseus Cluster.- Tidal Triggering of Seyfert Galaxies and Quasars: Physical Sufficiency.- An Interesting Pair of Active Galaxies.- A Comment on the Seyfert Environment.- Search for Structural Changes in the Cores of "Nearby" Radio Galaxies.- IX. The Distribution of Radio Sources.- Radio Source Counts and Their Interpretation.- The 10 GHz Log N - Log S Curve Obtained at NRO.- Molonglo Deep Survey at 843 MHz.- Ultradeep Optical Identifications and Spectroscopy of Faint Radio Sources.- X. The Distribution of X-Ray Sources and the X-Ray Background.- The Distribution of X-Ray Emitting Quasars in Space.- X-Ray Surveys as Tools to Investigate the Cosmological Evolution of Quasars, BL Lac Objects and Clusters of Galaxies.- Log N - Log S Slope Determination in Imaging X-Ray Astronomy.- The EXOSAT High Galactic Latitude Survey.- Correlation of X-Ray and Infrared Emission of Radio-Quiet QSOs.- The Cosmic X-Ray Background.- XI. Quasi-Stellar Objects: Distribution and General Properties.- Cosmic Distribution of Optically Selected Quasars.- Spatial Distribution of Quasars.- The Cosmic Evolution of Quasars at High Redshifts.- The Clustering and Evolution of Optically-Selected QSOs.- On Cosmological Evolution of Quasars.- The Space Distribution of Faint CFHT Quasars.- Counts of Optically Selected Quasars in the Magnitude Range 19 22.- A Multi-Colour Survey for High-Redshift Quasars.- The Infrared Spectra of Quasars - A Luminosity Dependence.- Spectroscopy of QSOs from the Texas Radio Survey.- A Complete Sample of Flat-Spectrum Radio Sources from the Parkes 2.7 GHz Survey.- The Evolution of Quasars Selected by Slitless Technique.- An Exploration of Volume Test V/Vm Under Various Values of Deceleration Parameter qo.- The Application of the Study of Galaxies Associated With Quasars to Observational Cosmology.- Complete Samples of Variable Quasars.- Quasars, Disks and Cosmology.- XII. Dark Matter.- Dark Matter.- Axions in the Universe.- The Neutrino Mass and the Cellular Large Scale Structure of the Universe.- Determination of "inos" Masses Composing Galactic Halos.- XIII. Gravitational Lenses.- Gravitational Lenses as Tools in Observatonal Cosmology.- A VLA Gravitational Lens Survey.- 3C324 : A Probable New Gravitational Lens.- 1146+111B, C: A Giant Gravitational Lens?.- The "Gravitational Lens" 3C 321: A Remarkable Impostor.- Astrophysical Applications of Gravitational Micro-Lensing.- Gravitational Lens Effects of the Dark Matter of the Milky Way.- XIV. Absorption in Quasi-Stellar Objects.- QSO Absorption Lines and Cosmology.- Absorption Lines in QSOs.- Absorption Line Systems at z > 3 in the QSO 2000-330.- Clustering of Ly? Absorbing Clouds at High Redshift.- XV. Clustering of Quasi-Stellar Objects.- Clustering of Quasars from the ROE/ESO Large-Scale AQD Survey for Quasars.- Quasar Clustering.- Summary.- Observational Cosmology 1986.- Poster Papers.- Author Index.
Responsibility: edited by Adelaide Hewitt, Geoffrey Burbidge, and Li Zhi Fang.

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