Dark Matter in the Universe (Second Edition): 4th Jerusalem Winter School for Theoretical Physics Lectures / Edition 2

Dark Matter in the Universe (Second Edition): 4th Jerusalem Winter School for Theoretical Physics Lectures / Edition 2

by John N. Bahcall
     
 

If standard gravitational theory is correct, then most of the matter in the universe is in an unidentified form which does not emit enough light to have been detected by current instrumentation. This book is the second editon of the lectures given at the 4th Jerusalem Winter School for Theoretical Physics, with new material added. The lectures are devoted to the

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If standard gravitational theory is correct, then most of the matter in the universe is in an unidentified form which does not emit enough light to have been detected by current instrumentation. This book is the second editon of the lectures given at the 4th Jerusalem Winter School for Theoretical Physics, with new material added. The lectures are devoted to the "missing matter" problem in the universe, the search to understand dark matter. The goal of this volume is to make current research work on unseen matter accessible to students without prior experience in this area and to provide insights for experts in related research fields. Due to the pedagogical nature of the original lectures and the intense discussions between the lecturers and the students, the written lectures included in this volume often contain techniques and explanations not found in more formal journal publications.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789812388414
Publisher:
World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Introduction1
Ch. 2Distribution of dark matter in the spiral galaxy NGC 31987
Ch. 3Some possible regularities in missing mass25
Ch. 4Evolution of globular clusters and the globular cluster system - I35
Ch. 5Positive energy perturbations in cosmology - II57
Ch. 6Dark matter in galaxies and galaxy systems71
Ch. 7Gravitational lenses103
Ch. 8An introduction to inflation159
Ch. 9Wimps in the sun and in the lab169
Ch. 10An introduction to cosmic strings183
Ch. 11A departure from Newtonian dynamics at low accelerations as an explanation of the mass-discrepancy in galactic systems197
Ch. 12Dark matter in cosmology217

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