Formation of Structure in the Universe

Formation of Structure in the Universe

by Avishai Dekel
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521586321

ISBN-13: 9780521586320

Pub. Date: 04/28/2010

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

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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:
9780521586320
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Introduction to Structure Formation: 1. Dark matter and stucture formation J. R. Primark; 2. Gravitational instability A. Yahil; 3. Microwave background and stucture formation J. Silk; Part II. Large-Scale Structure and Flows: 4. Clusters and superclusters of galaxies N. A. Bahcall; 5. Redshift surveys of the local universe M. A. Strauss; 6. Measurement of galaxy distances J. A. Willick; 7. Large-scale flows and cosmological implications A. Dekel; Part III. Structure on Galactic Scales and Lensing: 8. Cosmological simulations J. P. Ostriker; 9. Black holes in galaxy centers S. M. Faber; 10. Gravitational lensing R. Narayan and M. Bartelmann; Part IV. A Conclusion: 11. The mass of the universe P. J. E. Peebles.

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