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Formation of Structure in the Universe

Formation of Structure in the Universe


N. A. Bahcall, M. Bartelmann, A. Dekel, S. M. Faber, R. Narayan, J. P. Ostriker, P. J. E. Peebles, J. R. Primack, J. Silk, M. A. Strauss, J. A. Willick, A. Yahil
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  • Date Published: April 1999
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521586320

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  • This advanced textbook provides an up-to-date and comprehensive introduction to the very active field of structure formation in cosmology. It is written by eleven world-leading authorities. Written in a clear and pedagogical style appropriate for graduate students in astronomy and physics, this textbook introduces the reader to a wide range of exciting topics in contemporary cosmology: from recent advances in redshift surveys, to the latest models in gravitational lensing and cosmological simulations. The authors are all world-renowned experts both for their research and teaching skills. In the fast-moving field of structure formation, this book provides advanced undergraduate and graduate students with a welcome textbook which unites the latest theory and observations.

    • A unique team of authors - world-renowned experts in their fields, and authors of several best-selling textbooks (e.g. Ostriker, Peebles, Primack and Silk)
    • Combines both theory and observations
    • Comprehensive, but well-focused coverage of all the important issues in contemporary cosmology associated with structure formation
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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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    • Date Published: April 1999
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521586320
    • length: 488 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.77kg
    • contains: 98 b/w illus. 26 tables
    • availability: Available
  • 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.

  • Editors

    Avishai Dekel, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

    Jeremiah P. Ostriker, Princeton University, New Jersey


    N. A. Bahcall, M. Bartelmann, A. Dekel, S. M. Faber, R. Narayan, J. P. Ostriker, P. J. E. Peebles, J. R. Primack, J. Silk, M. A. Strauss, J. A. Willick, A. Yahil

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