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A Pan-Chromatic View of Clusters of Galaxies and the Large-Scale Structure : Lecture Notes in Physics - Manolis Plionis

A Pan-Chromatic View of Clusters of Galaxies and the Large-Scale Structure

Lecture Notes in Physics

By: Manolis Plionis (Editor), O. Lopez-Cruz (Editor), D. Hughes (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 29th February 2008
ISBN: 9781402069406
Number Of Pages: 471

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The reviews presented in this volume cover a huge range of cluster of galaxies topics. Readers will find the book essential reading on subjects such as the physics of the ICM gas, the internal cluster dynamics, and the detection of clusters using different observational techniques. The expert chapter authors also cover the huge advances being made in analytical or numerical modeling of clusters, weak and strong lensing effects, and the large scale structure as traced by clusters.

Gas Dynamics in Clusters of Galaxiesp. 1
Introductionp. 1
Physical State of the Intracluster Gasp. 2
X-ray Emissionp. 4
The Intracluster Medium as a Fluidp. 7
Transport Processesp. 7
Hydrodynamicsp. 8
Hydrostatic Equilibriump. 9
Cluster Massesp. 12
Heating and Cooling of Intracluster Gasp. 14
Cluster Mergersp. 18
Thermal Physics of Merger Shocksp. 18
Mergers and Cool Cluster Coresp. 23
Referencesp. 29
Dynamics of the Hot Intracluster Mediump. 31
General Properties of Clustersp. 31
Cooling and Feedback in Cluster Coresp. 37
Cluster Formation and Evolutionp. 52
The Effects of Clusters on Galaxiesp. 56
Clusters and Cosmologyp. 62
Referencesp. 65
Dynamics of Galaxies and Clusters of Galaxiesp. 71
Introductionp. 71
Basic Galactic Dynamicsp. 72
A Case Study: The Navarro, Frenk and White profilep. 75
Other Interesting Profilesp. 88
The Orbital Structure of Spherical Potentialsp. 90
A Sticky Story: Dynamical Frictionp. 95
The Effect of Tidesp. 99
Tidal Encountersp. 103
Putting Things Together: The Orbital Decay of a Satellite within an Extended Halop. 108
Further Readingp. 114
Some Final Wordsp. 116
Referencesp. 117
Optical Detection of Clusters of Galaxiesp. 119
Introductionp. 119
Photographic Cluster Catalogsp. 120
Hybrid Photo-Digital Surveysp. 122
Digital CCD Surveysp. 123
Algorithmsp. 125
Conclusionsp. 140
Referencesp. 140
Clusters of Galaxies in the Radio: Relativistic Plasma and ICM/Radio Galaxy Interaction Processesp. 143
Introductionp. 143
Basic Formulas from the Synchrotron Theoryp. 144
Radio Emission from the ICM: Diffuse Radio Sourcesp. 149
Radio Emitting Particlesp. 156
Cluster Magnetic Fieldsp. 160
Radio Emission from Cluster Radio Galaxiesp. 167
Referencesp. 173
Metal Content and Production in Clusters of Galaxiesp. 177
Introductionp. 177
Metals in the ICMp. 177
Metal Production: the Parent Stellar Populationp. 187
Metal Production: Type Ia vs. Type II Supernovaep. 189
Metals from Galaxies to the ICM: Ejection vs. Extractionp. 198
Metals as Tracers of ICM Pre-heatingp. 200
Clusters vs. Field at z = 0 and the Overall Metallicity of the Universep. 201
Clusters vs. the Chemical Evolution of the Milky Wayp. 204
Summaryp. 206
Referencesp. 207
Gravitational Lensing by Clusters of Galaxiesp. 213
Introductionp. 213
Historical Perspectivep. 213
Lensing Theory Useful in Cluster Lensingp. 217
Constraining the Cluster Mass Distributionp. 229
Clusters Lenses as Natural Telescopesp. 245
Cosmological Constraintsp. 246
Future and Prospectsp. 248
Referencesp. 249
The Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect in Cosmology and Cluster Physicsp. 255
Introductionp. 255
The Physics of the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effectp. 256
Observing the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effectp. 263
Cluster Science from the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effectp. 273
Cosmology from the SZ Effectp. 277
The Next Generation of Instrumentsp. 281
Referencesp. 284
Cosmology with Clusters of Galaxiesp. 287
Introductionp. 287
A Concise Handbook of Cosmic Structure Formationp. 289
The Mass Functionp. 297
Building a Cluster Samplep. 301
Methods to Estimate Cluster Massesp. 307
Constraints on Cosmological Parametersp. 315
The Futurep. 325
Referencesp. 329
Clusters and the Theory of the Cosmic Webp. 335
Outline: The Cosmic Webp. 335
Cosmic Structure Formation: From Primordial Quantum Noise to the Cosmic Webp. 337
Hierarchical Structure Formationp. 349
Anisotropic and Weblike Patternsp. 366
Conclusion: Clusters and the Cosmic Webp. 404
Acknowledgmentsp. 404
Referencesp. 405
Observations and Morphology of the Cosmic Webp. 409
Introductionp. 409
The Emergence of the Cosmic Webp. 411
Spatial Structure, Pattern Analysis and Object Identificationp. 432
Voidsp. 442
Conclusion: Morphology of the Cosmic Webp. 460
Acknowledgmentsp. 461
Referencesp. 461
Indexp. 469
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ISBN: 9781402069406
ISBN-10: 1402069405
Series: Lecture Notes in Physics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 471
Published: 29th February 2008
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.97

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