Galaxy Formation and Evolution (Hardcover)

Galaxy Formation and Evolution By Houjun Mo, Frank Van Den Bosch, Simon White Cover Image
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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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780521857932
ISBN-10: 0521857937
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: June 28th, 2010
Pages: 840
Language: English