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The Deep Universe : Saas-Fee Advanced Course 23. Lecture Notes 1993. Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy - A.R. Sandage

The Deep Universe

Saas-Fee Advanced Course 23. Lecture Notes 1993. Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy

Hardcover Published: 11th April 1995
ISBN: 9783540589136
Number Of Pages: 526

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Written by three celebrated astronomers renowned for their excellence in both research and teaching, the central theme is approached in three complementary ways: the smooth evolution of the universe from the Big Bang to the present structures of matter; as a meandering road paved by our observations of stars, galaxies, and clusters; and how these approaches have been gradually developed and intertwined in the historical process leading to modern-day cosmology.

Practical Cosmology: Inventing the Past
Introduction to the Standard Modelp. 3
The First Test: The Count - Magnitude Relation: Theory and Practice I (The Early Phase 1920-1938)p. 24
The Count - Magnitude Relation: Theory and Practice II (The Modern Attempts)p. 41
The Second Test: Angular Size = [actual symbol not reproducible]p. 73
The Third Test: The Redshift-Distance Relation Based on the [actual symbol not reproducible] Hubble Diagramp. 91
Is the Expansion Real?p. 127
The Fourth Test: Timing (Age of the Galaxy)p. 147
Timing Test Continued (The Hubble Constant)p. 170
The Hubble Constant from Type Ia Supernovaep. 192
Observational Selection Biasp. 210
Evolution in the Galaxy Population
Foundations of Galaxy Evolution Modelsp. 233
Evolutionary Synthesis Modelsp. 242
Basic Statistics of Galaxiesp. 252
Computing Models for Faint-Galaxy Samplesp. 263
Distant Galaxy Observations in the Real Worldp. 273
Galaxy Profiles at High Redshiftp. 281
Reconciling Counts with the Redshift Distributionp. 289
The Butcher-Oemler Effect - A Case Studyp. 299
Deep-Universe Programs for the Futurep. 307
The Physics of Background Radiation
Observations of the Extragalactic Background Radiationp. 317
The Robertson-Walker Metricp. 350
World Modelsp. 376
Number Counts and the Background Radiationp. 396
The Origin of the X-ray and Gamma-ray Backgroundsp. 412
A Brief Thermal History of the Universep. 426
The Origin of the Large-Scale Structure of the Universep. 440
Dark Matter and Galaxy Formationp. 460
Fluctuations in the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiationp. 473
The Intergalactic Gasp. 484
Galaxy Formation and the Background Radiationp. 500
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ISBN: 9783540589136
ISBN-10: 3540589139
Series: Saas-Fee Advanced Course
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 526
Published: 11th April 1995
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.93

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