The Distribution of the Galaxies
Gravitational Clustering in Cosmology
By (author) William C. Saslaw
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Distribution of the Galaxies by William C. Saslaw
Book DescriptionThis topical volume examines one of the leading problems in astronomy - how galaxies cluster in our Universe. This book, first published in 2000, describes gravitational theory, computer simulations and observations related to galaxy distribution functions. It embeds distribution functions in a broader astronomical context, including other exciting contemporary topics such as correlation functions, fractals, bound clusters, topology, percolation and minimal spanning trees. Key results are derived and the necessary gravitational physics provided to ensure the book is self-contained. Throughout the book, theory, computer simulation and observation are carefully interwoven and critically compared. The book also shows how future observations can test the theoretical models for the evolution of galaxy clustering at early times in our Universe. This clear and authoritative volume is written at a level suitable for graduate students, and will be of key interest to astronomers, cosmologists, physicists and applied statisticians.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521050920
(247mm x 174mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 4-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author William C. Saslaw
Distribution of the Galaxies, Hardback (October 1999)
This volume, first published in 2000, examines one of the leading problems in astronomy today - how galaxies cluster in our Universe.
Gravitational Physics of Stellar and Galactic Systems, Paperback (July 1987)» View all books by William C. Saslaw
This book is written to bring out the physical content behind the mathematical formulae.
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