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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.
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'… book will be widely welcomed simply through the quality of the lectures it contains.' John Peacock, The Observatory
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521584227
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/1999
  • Pages: 486
  • Product dimensions: 6.85 (w) x 9.72 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Preface
Pt. 1 Introduction to structure formation 1
1 Dark matter and structure formation 3
2 Gravitational instability 86
3 Microwave background and structure formation 98
Pt. 2 Large-scale structure and flows 133
4 Clusters and superclusters of galaxies 135
5 Redshift surveys of the local universe 172
6 Measurement of galaxy distances 213
7 Large-scale flows and cosmological implications 250
Pt. 3 Structure on galactic scales and lensing 319
8 Cosmological simulations 321
9 Black holes in galaxy centers 337
10 Gravitational lensing 360
Pt. 4 A conclusion 433
11 The mass of the universe 435
Index 466
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