Formation of Structure in the Universe

Formation of Structure in the Universe

by Avishai Dekel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521584221

ISBN-13: 9780521584227

Pub. Date: 04/28/1999

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This graduate-level textbook provides an up-to-date and comprehensive introduction to the very active field of structure formation, and all associated contemporary cosmology.Written in a clear and pedagogical style, by eleven leading authorities, this textbook introduces the reader to a wide range of exciting topics in contemporary cosmol ogy - from recent advances in…  See more details below

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This graduate-level textbook provides an up-to-date and comprehensive introduction to the very active field of structure formation, and all associated contemporary cosmology.Written in a clear and pedagogical style, by eleven leading authorities, this textbook introduces the reader to a wide range of exciting topics in contemporary cosmol ogy - from recent advances in redshift surveys, to the latest models in gravitational lensing and cosmological simulations. The authors are all world-renowned experts, and several are authors of other very successful textbooks.In the fast-moving field of structure formation, this book provides graduate students with a welcome introductory textbook which unites the latest theory and observations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521584227
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/1999
Pages:
486
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Preface
Pt. 1Introduction to structure formation1
1Dark matter and structure formation3
2Gravitational instability86
3Microwave background and structure formation98
Pt. 2Large-scale structure and flows133
4Clusters and superclusters of galaxies135
5Redshift surveys of the local universe172
6Measurement of galaxy distances213
7Large-scale flows and cosmological implications250
Pt. 3Structure on galactic scales and lensing319
8Cosmological simulations321
9Black holes in galaxy centers337
10Gravitational lensing360
Pt. 4A conclusion433
11The mass of the universe435
Index466

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