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Author Baryshev, Yurij.

Title Fundamental questions of practical cosmology : exploring the realm of galaxies / by Yurij Baryshev, Pekka Teerikorpi
Published Dordrecht : Springer, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 332 pages) : illustrations
Series Astrophysics and space science library, 0067-0057 ; 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¡ Large-scale 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.)