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Theoretical Astrophysics

Volume 3. Galaxies and Cosmology

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  • Date Published: October 2002
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521562423

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  • This timely volume provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of cosmology and extragalactic astronomy at an advanced level. Beginning with an overview of the key observational results and necessary terminology, it covers important topics: the theory of galactic structure and galactic dynamics, structure formation, cosmic microwave background radiation, formation of luminous galaxies in the universe, intergalactic medium and active galactic nuclei. This self-contained text has a modular structure, and contains over one hundred worked exercises. It can be used alone, or in conjunction with the previous two accompanying volumes (Volume I: Astrophysical Processes, and Volume II: Stars and Stellar Systems).

    • Complete and comprehensive coverage of extragalactic astronomy and cosmology at an advanced level
    • Unique, timely and well-integrated volume
    • Will enable the readers to confidently tackle original research literature
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    "...the author has done an admirable job of summarizing the current state of this subject....the book is well written....if graduate level theoretical astrophysics is your cup of tea, then this book is sure to please." Stardust

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    • Date Published: October 2002
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521562423
    • length: 638 pages
    • dimensions: 257 x 180 x 36 mm
    • weight: 1.202kg
    • contains: 88 b/w illus. 11 tables 111 exercises
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Overview: galaxies and cosmology
    2. Galactic structure and dynamics
    3. Friedmann model of the universe
    4. Thermal history of the universe
    5. Structure formation
    6. Cosmic microwave background radiation
    7. Formation of baryonic structures
    8. Active galactic nuclei
    9. Intergalactic medium and absorption systems
    10. Cosmological observations.

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

    • extragalactic universe
  • Author

    T. Padmanabhan, Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune, India

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