Galaxy Formation and Evolution

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Galaxy Formation and Evolution Autor: Houjun Mo, Frank van den Bosch, Simon White


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

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Galaxy Formation and Evolution Autor: Houjun Mo, Frank van den Bosch, Simon White


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.


Spis treści: 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.


dla: graduate students, academic researchers

isbn 9780521857932
stron 840
Data publikacji 20/05/2010
160 b/w illus.
Hardback 247 x 174 mm

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