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Formation of Structure in the Universe

Formation of Structure in the Universe

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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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  • Eleven leading authorities lend their expertise to this textbook. Their contributions form an introduction 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. In the fast-moving field of structure formation, this book provides graduate students with a much-needed union of the latest theory and observation.

    • 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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