Skip to content
Cart

Your Cart

×

You have 0 items in your cart.

Register Sign in Wishlist

Galaxy Formation and Evolution

$124.00 (P)

  • Date Published: June 2010
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521857932

$ 124.00 (P)
Hardback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
eBook


Looking for an examination copy?

If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact collegesales@cambridge.org providing details of the course you are teaching.

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • The rapidly expanding field of galaxy formation lies at the interface between astronomy, particle physics, and cosmology. Covering diverse topics from these disciplines, all of which are needed to understand how galaxies form and evolve, this book is ideal for researchers entering the field. Individual chapters explore the evolution of the Universe as a whole and its particle and radiation content; linear and nonlinear growth of cosmic structure; processes affecting the gaseous and dark matter components of galaxies and their stellar populations; the formation of spiral and elliptical galaxies; central supermassive black holes and the activity associated with them; galaxy interactions; and the intergalactic medium. Emphasizing both observational and theoretical aspects, this book provides a coherent introduction for astronomers, cosmologists, and astroparticle physicists to the broad range of science underlying the formation and evolution of galaxies.

    • Serves as an effective introduction to the broad range of science at the interface between astronomy, cosmology and particle physics
    • Presents material at the right technical level needed to start original research in this area
    • Chapters cover the evolution of the Universe, the formation of spiral and elliptical galaxies, and central supermassive black holes, and much more
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    "Unraveling the origin and growth of cosmic structures, from the simplicity of the Big Bang to the complexity of the modern Universe, is an unparalleled achievement of modern science. Written by renowned world experts, this book presents a clear, systematic and comprehensive exposition of the physics and mathematics underlying these breathtaking advances. It is compulsory reading not only for those aspiring to contribute to our growing understanding of the cosmos, but for all those who appreciate the beauty and power of contemporary physical science." - Carlos S. Frenk, Ogden Professor of Fundamental Physics, Director, Institute for Computational Cosmology, Durham University

    "...a comprehensive text on the modern subject of galaxy formation and evolution. The book is fully self-contained, covering the basic theory in depth, and including the essential background material on observations and the relevant theory from extragalactic astronomy, stellar astrophysics, and cosmology. It will serve as an indispensable reference for students and researchers alike, and is destined to become a classic in this field." - Robert C. Kennicutt, Jr., Plumian Professor of Astronomy and Experimental Philosophy, Director, Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge

    "Every topic is extremely well referenced and current ... This book is likely to be an essential reference for any galaxy-formation-research student or professor. In the coming years I can see myself dipping into this treasure trove on a very regular basis." Shaun Cole, The Observatory

    "...an ideal introduction for anyone with a minimal background in astrophysics who wishes to enter the field of large-scale structure formation. It is well suited for use in a general astrophysics course for senior- undergraduate and graduate students and is also an excellent reference source for more advanced courses on specific topics in astrophysics. The authors are leading theoretical astrophysicists who have made major contributions to galaxy formation theory. Their text provides a comprehensive review of relevant topics, ranging from the growth of the first density fluctuations to the evolution of the stellar populations in galaxies. It is a timely update of similar but now more dated texts...." Physics Today

    See more reviews

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2010
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521857932
    • length: 840 pages
    • dimensions: 255 x 180 x 40 mm
    • weight: 1.99kg
    • contains: 160 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • 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.

  • Resources for

    Galaxy Formation and Evolution

    Houjun Mo, Frank van den Bosch, Simon White

    General Resources

    Welcome to the resources site

    Here you will find free-of-charge online materials to accompany this book. The range of materials we provide across our academic and higher education titles are an integral part of the book package whether you are a student, instructor, researcher or professional.

    Find resources associated with this title

    Type Name Unlocked * Format Size

    Showing of

    Back to top

    *This title has one or more locked files and access is given only to instructors adopting the textbook for their class. We need to enforce this strictly so that solutions are not made available to students. To gain access to locked resources you either need first to sign in or register for an account.


    These resources are provided free of charge by Cambridge University Press with permission of the author of the corresponding work, but are subject to copyright. You are permitted to view, print and download these resources for your own personal use only, provided any copyright lines on the resources are not removed or altered in any way. Any other use, including but not limited to distribution of the resources in modified form, or via electronic or other media, is strictly prohibited unless you have permission from the author of the corresponding work and provided you give appropriate acknowledgement of the source.

    If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Astronomy
    • Astronomy: Stars & Galaxies
    • Astrophysics I
    • Astrophysics ll
    • Cosmology and Structure of the Universe
    • Extragalactic Astronomy
    • Galactic Astronomy
    • Galactic Astronomy & Cosmology
    • Galactic Astrophysics
    • Galactic Dynamics
    • Galactic Structure
    • Galactic and Extragalactic Astronomy
    • Galaxies
    • Galaxies and Cosmology
    • Galaxies and the Universe
    • Galaxy Evolution and Data Reduction
    • Galaxy Formation
    • Galaxy Formation and Cosmology
    • General Astronomy
    • Graduate Cosmology
    • Graduate Extragalactic Astronomy
    • Methods in Modern Astrophysics
    • Physical Cosmology
    • Properties and Evolution of Galaxies
    • Stars and Galaxies
    • Stars, Galaxies, and Cosmology
    • Stellar Astrophysics
    • Structure & Content of Galaxies, Extragalactic Universe
    • Structure and Dynamics of Galaxies
    • Structure and Evolution of Galaxies
    • The Local Universe
    • galaxy formation and evolution
  • Authors

    Houjun Mo, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    Houjun Mo is Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Massachusetts. He is known for his work on the formation and clustering of galaxies and their dark matter halos.

    Frank van den Bosch, Yale University, Connecticut
    Frank van den Bosch is Associate Professor at the University of Utah, and is known for his studies of the formation, dynamics, and clustering of galaxies.

    Simon White, MPI fur Astrophysik, Munchen
    Simon White is Director at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching. He is one of the originators of the modern theory of galaxy formation and has received numerous international prizes and honors.

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×