New Perspectives in Astrophysical Cosmology / Edition 2

New Perspectives in Astrophysical Cosmology / Edition 2

by Martin Rees
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521645441

ISBN-13: 9780521645447

Pub. Date: 02/28/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This volume presents an unique and accessible synthesis of modern cosmology. In recent years, observational cosmology has made remarkable advances, bringing into sharper focus a new set of fundamental questions that Martin Rees addresses in this book. Why is the universe expanding the way it is? What were the 'seeds' that caused galaxies, clusters and superclusters

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This volume presents an unique and accessible synthesis of modern cosmology. In recent years, observational cosmology has made remarkable advances, bringing into sharper focus a new set of fundamental questions that Martin Rees addresses in this book. Why is the universe expanding the way it is? What were the 'seeds' that caused galaxies, clusters and superclusters to form? What is the nature of 'dark matter'? What happened in the very early universe? The latest exciting advances and theories are discussed, while maintaining a clear distinction between aspects that now have a firm empirical basis and those that remain speculative.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521645447
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2002
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.39(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. The cosmological framework; 2. Galaxies and dark matter; 3. Emergence of cosmic structure; 4. Quasars and their demography; 5. Some probes and relics of the high-redshift universe; 6. Some fundamental questions; References; Some further reading; Author index; Subject index.

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