Description 
1 online resource (xvi, 332 pages) : illustrations 
Series 
Astrophysics and space science library, 00670057 ; 383 

Astrophysics and space science library ; 383

Contents 
Chapter 1 The golden age of cosmological physics  Chapter 2¡ Distance measurement and cosmography  Chapter 3 Cosmic distances and selection biases  Chapter 4 Cosmological redshift and the distance scale  Chapter 5 ¡Gravitational physics for cosmic scales  Chapter 6 ¡Predictions of gravity theories  Chapter 7 The Friedmann model  Chapter 8¡ Classical observational tests of world models  Chapter 9 Constructing universes: a gallery of ideas  Chapter 10¡ Largescale structure: ¡methods of analysis  Chapter 11 The inhomogeneous galaxy universe: observational results  Chapter 12¡ Some outstanding problems of cosmological physics  Appendices  Bibliography 
Summary 
This book guides readers (astronomers, physicists, and university students) through central questions of Practical Cosmology, a term used by the late Allan Sandage to denote the modern scientific endeavor to find the cosmological model best describing the universe of galaxies, its geometry, size, age, and matter composition. The authors draw on their personal experience in astrophysics and cosmology to explain key concepts of cosmology, both observational and theoretical, and to highlight several items which give cosmology its special character. These highlighted items are: Ideosyncratic featu 
Analysis 
Physics 

Astronomy 

Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references and index 
Subject 
Cosmology.


Galaxies.

Form 
Electronic book

Author 
Teerikorpi, Pekka, 1948

LC no. 
2011939769 
ISBN 
9789400723795 (electronic bk.) 

9400723792 (electronic bk.) 
