Galaxy Formation and Evolution

Galaxy Formation and Evolution

by Houjun Mo, Frank van den Bosch, Simon White
     
 

A coherent introduction for researchers in astronomy, particle physics, and cosmology on the formation and evolution of galaxies.See more details below

Overview

A coherent introduction for researchers in astronomy, particle physics, and cosmology on the formation and evolution of galaxies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521857932
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/30/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
840
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Observational facts; 3. Cosmological background; 4. Cosmological perturbations; 5. Gravitational collapse and collisionless dynamics; 6. Probing the cosmic density field; 7. Formation and structure of dark matter halos; 8. Formation and evolution of gaseous halos; 9. Star formation in galaxies; 10. Stellar populations and chemical evolution; 11. Disk galaxies; 12. Galaxy interactions and transformations; 13. Elliptical galaxies; 14. Active galaxies; 15. Statistical properties of the galaxy population; 16. The intergalactic medium; Appendices; References; Index.

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