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The large-scale structure of the universe

The large-scale structure of the universe

Author: P J E Peebles
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1980.
Series: Princeton series in physics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Opinions on the large-scale structure of the early universe range widely from primeval chaos to a well-ordered mass distribution. P.J.E. Peebles argues that the evolution proceeded from a nearly uniform initial state to a progressively more irregular and clumpy universe. The discussion centers on the largest known structures, the clusters of galaxies, the empirical evidence of the nature of the clustering, and the  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: P J E Peebles
ISBN: 0691082391 9780691082394 0691082405 9780691082400
OCLC Number: 6421704
Description: xiii, 422 pages : graphs ; 24 cm
Contents: Homogeneity and Clustering --
Is the universe homogeneous? --
Physical principles --
How did galaxies and clusters of galaxies form? --
Behavior of Irregularities in the Distribution of Matter: Newtonian Approximation --
Newtonian approximation --
Particle dynamics in expanding coordinates --
The peculiar acceleration --
Two models: the Vlasov equation and the ideal fluid --
Linear perturbation approximation for [delta] --
Solutions for [delta](t): p = [Lambda] = 0 --
Solutions for [delta](t): effect of a uniform radiation background --
Solutions for [delta](t): models with [Lambda not equal] 0 --
The peculiar velocity field --
Joining conditions for [delta] and [upsilon] --
Critical Jeans length --
Primeval magnetic field as a source for [delta rho] / [rho] --
Second order perturbation theory for [delta rho] / [rho] --
Spherical model --
Homogeneous ellipsoid model --
Caustics and pancakes --
Expansion, vorticity, and shear --
Origin of the rotation of galaxies --
Cosmic energy equation --
Spherical accretion model --
Hierarchical clustering model --
Fourier transform of the equations of motion --
Coupling of density fluctuations --
n-Point Correlation Functions: Descriptive Statistics --
Statistical measures of the galaxy distribution --
Fair sample hypothesis --
Two-point spatial correlation function [xi](r) --
Two-point correlation function: another definition --
Two-point correlation function: Poisson model --
Three-point correlation function --
Four-point correlation function --
Moments of counts of objects --
Constraints on [xi] and [zeta] --
Probability generating function --
Estimates of P[subscript N] --
Cluster model --
Power spectrum --
Power law model for the spectrum --
Bispectrum --
Cross correlation function --
Angular two-point correlation function --
Angular power spectrum --
Estimating w([theta]) --
Statistical uncertainty in the estimate of w([theta]) --
Relation between angular and spatial two-point correlation functions --
Small separation approximation and the scaling relation --
Decoupling of magnitude and position --
Relation between [xi] and w: some examples --
Inversion of the equation --
Angular three-point correlation function --
Angular four-point correlation function --
Correction for curvature and expansion --
Summary of numerical results --
Power spectrum of the extragalactic light --
Moments of the number of neighbors --
Model for P[subscript N] --
Clustering models --
Continuous clustering hierarchy: Mandelbrot's prescription --
The mass correlation functions --
Clustering hierarchy: continuity speculation --
Remarks on the observations --
Dynamics and Statistics --
Goals --
Definitions of variables and distribution functions --
BBGKY hierarchy equations --
Fluid limit --
Evolution of the integral of [xi] --
Particle conservation equations --
Relative peculiar velocity dispersion --
Similarity solution --
Cosmic energy equation --
Cosmic virial theorem --
Joint distribution in position and velocity --
Behavior of the halo around a cluster of galaxies --
Superclusters --
Problems and prospects --
Relativistic Theory of the Behavior of Irregularities in an Expanding World Model --
Role of the relativistic theory --
Time-orthogonal coordinates --
The field equations for h[subscript alpha beta] --
Gravitational waves --
Newtonian approximation --
Linear perturbation equations for the matter --
Behavior of density perturbations at wavelength [characters not reproducible] ct --
Spherical model --
Evolution of acoustic waves --
Nonlinear acoustic waves --
Incompressible flow --
Behavior of collisionless particles --
Linear dissipation of adiabatic perturbations --
Residual fluctuations in the microwave background --
Isothermal perturbations --
Scenarios --
Nature of the universe at high redshift --
Nature of protogalaxies and protoclusters --
Models and notation.
Series Title: Princeton series in physics.
Responsibility: by P.J.E. Peebles.
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