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Cosmology : a Research Briefing.

Author: Panel on Cosmology.
Publisher: Washington : National Academies Press, Palo Alto : Ebrary, Incorporated [distributor] Jan. 1995 ;
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Panel on Cosmology.
ISBN: 9780309591768 0309591767
OCLC Number: 842285102
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: ""Cosmology: A Research Briefing""; ""Copyright""; ""Preface""; ""Contents""; ""I. OVERVIEW ""; ""WHAT IS COSMOLOGY?""; ""WHAT'S ALL THE EXCITEMENT ABOUT?""; ""THE COSMIC QUESTIONS""; ""WHY DO RESEARCH IN COSMOLOGY?""; ""WHY NOW?""; ""SUMMARY""; ""II. THE COSMIC MICROWAVE BACKGROUND RADIATION ""; ""WHAT IS THE COSMIC MICROWAVE BACKGROUND RADIATION?""; ""WHAT DO WE LEARN BY MEASURING THE PROPERTIES OF THE CMBR?""; ""The spectrum""; ""Why are “bumps� in the CMBR so important?""; ""MEASUREMENTS OF ANISOTROPY""; ""Large-scale anisotropy""; ""Medium-scale anisotropy"" ""Small-scale anisotropy""""III. THE LARGE-SCALE STRUCTURE OF THE UNIVERSE ""; ""GALAXY MAPS AND LARGE-SCALE STRUCTURE""; ""What is large-scale structure, and why is it important?""; ""Mapping the large-scale structure""; ""The importance of uniform galaxy surveys""; ""Theory of large-scale structure""; ""COSMIC VELOCITY FLOWS""; ""What are cosmic flows, and why are they important?""; ""Measuring cosmic flows""; ""SUMMARY AND PROSPECTS FOR LARGE-SCALE STRUCTURE""; ""IV. THE DISTANT UNIVERSE ""; ""MEASURING THE COSMOLOGICAL PARAMETERS""; ""The Hubble constant, H0"" ""The deceleration parameter, q0""""The density parameter,""; ""DEEP IMAGING OF GALAXIES""; ""EVOLUTION OF LARGE-SCALE STRUCTURE BACK IN TIME""; ""SUPERNOVAE, QUASARS, AND ABSORPTION LINE SYSTEMS: PROBES FOR COSMOLOGY""; ""GRAVITATIONAL LENSES""; ""What are gravitational lenses, and why are they important?""; ""Measuring cosmological parameters with gravitational lenses""; ""V. PHYSICS OF THE EARLY UNIVERSE ""; ""PRIMORDIAL NUCLEOSYNTHESIS AND DARK MATTER""; ""EPOCH OF INFLATION AND GRAND UNIFIED THEORIES OF MATTER""; ""PARTICLE THEORY AND DARK MATTER CANDIDATES""; ""WIMPs""; ""Axions"" ""Neutrinos""""SUMMARY OF THE STUDY OF THE EARLY UNIVERSE""; ""VI. CONCLUSION ""; ""GLOSSARY""; ""REFERENCES AND FURTHER READING""

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