**Author**: P. J. E. Peebles

**Publisher:** Princeton University Press

**ISBN:** 0691209839

**Category : **Science

**Languages : **en

**Pages : **448

**Book Description**
The classic account of the structure and evolution of the early universe from Nobel Prize–winning physicist P. J. E. Peebles An instant landmark on its publication, The Large-Scale Structure of the Universe remains the essential introduction to this vital area of research. Written by one of the world's most esteemed theoretical cosmologists, it provides an invaluable historical introduction to the subject, and an enduring overview of key methods, statistical measures, and techniques for dealing with cosmic evolution. With characteristic clarity and insight, P. J. E. Peebles focuses on the largest known structures—galaxy clusters—weighing the empirical evidence of the nature of clustering and the theories of how it evolves in an expanding universe. A must-have reference for students and researchers alike, this edition of The Large-Scale Structure of the Universe introduces a new generation of readers to a classic text in modern cosmology.

**Author**: P. J. E. Peebles

**Publisher:** Princeton University Press

**ISBN:** 0691209839

**Category : **Science

**Languages : **en

**Pages : **448

**Book Description**
The classic account of the structure and evolution of the early universe from Nobel Prize–winning physicist P. J. E. Peebles An instant landmark on its publication, The Large-Scale Structure of the Universe remains the essential introduction to this vital area of research. Written by one of the world's most esteemed theoretical cosmologists, it provides an invaluable historical introduction to the subject, and an enduring overview of key methods, statistical measures, and techniques for dealing with cosmic evolution. With characteristic clarity and insight, P. J. E. Peebles focuses on the largest known structures—galaxy clusters—weighing the empirical evidence of the nature of clustering and the theories of how it evolves in an expanding universe. A must-have reference for students and researchers alike, this edition of The Large-Scale Structure of the Universe introduces a new generation of readers to a classic text in modern cosmology.

**Author**: Phillip James Edwin Peebles

**Publisher:** Princeton University Press

**ISBN:** 9780691082400

**Category : **Science

**Languages : **en

**Pages : **444

**Book Description**
From the Nobel Prize–winning physicist Opinions on the large-scale structure of the early universe range widely from primeval chaos to a well-ordered mass distribution. P. J. E. Peebles argues that the evolution proceeded from a nearly uniform initial state to a progressively more irregular and clumpy universe. The discussion centers on the largest known structures, the clusters of galaxies, the empirical evidence of the nature of the clustering, and the theories of how the clustering evolves in an expanding universe. In Chapter One the author provides an historical introduction to the subject. Chapter Two contains a survey of methods used to deal with the Newtonian approximation to the theory of the evolution of the mass distribution. Recent progress in the use of statistical measures of the clustering is described in Chapter Three. Chapters Four and Five return to techniques for dealing with cosmic evolution, in the statistical measures of clustering and under general relativity theory. Lastly, in Chapter Six Professor Peebles assesses the progress in attempts to link theory and observation to arrive at a well established physical picture of the nature and evolution of the universe.

**Author**: Malcolm S. Longair

**Publisher:** Springer Science & Business Media

**ISBN:** 9027708967

**Category : **Science

**Languages : **en

**Pages : **491

**Book Description**
The significance of the present IAU symposium, "The Large Scale Structure of the Universe", fortunately requires no elaboration by the editors. The quality of the wide range of observational and theoretical astrophysics contained in this volume speaks for itself. The published version of the proceedings contains all the contributions presented at the symposium with the exception of the introductory lecture by V. A. Ambartsumian. Contributed papers, short contributions and discussions have been included according to the recommendations of the IAU. Many people contributed to the success of the symposium. First of all, thanks are due to the USSR Academy of Sciences and to the Estonian Academy of Sciences for sponsoring this symposium in Tallinn. The efforts of Academician K. Rebane, President of the Estonian Academy of Sciences, are particularly appreciated. The astronomical hosts of the symposium were the members of the W. Struve Astrophysical Observatory of Tartu who made outstanding efforts to lavish participants with Estonian hospitality which was greatly appreciated and enjoyed by them and their guests. The members of the Scientific and Local Organising Committees are listed below and we thank all of them for their contributions which were central to the success of the symposium. In addition are listed members of the Technical Organising Committee who were responsible for all details of the organisation and whose vigilance ensured that all aspects of the symposium ran smoothly and efficiently. Their contributions are all gratefully acknowledged.

**Author**: Anthony Fairall

**Publisher:** John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

**ISBN:**
**Category : **Science

**Languages : **en

**Pages : **256

**Book Description**
Devoted to large-scale structures with an emphasis on observation, this book focuses on our evolving understanding of the distribution of galaxies and the formation and structure of the universe.

**Author**: S. W. Hawking

**Publisher:** Cambridge University Press

**ISBN:** 1139810952

**Category : **Science

**Languages : **en

**Pages : **
**Book Description**
Einstein's General Theory of Relativity leads to two remarkable predictions: first, that the ultimate destiny of many massive stars is to undergo gravitational collapse and to disappear from view, leaving behind a 'black hole' in space; and secondly, that there will exist singularities in space-time itself. These singularities are places where space-time begins or ends, and the presently known laws of physics break down. They will occur inside black holes, and in the past are what might be construed as the beginning of the universe. To show how these predictions arise, the authors discuss the General Theory of Relativity in the large. Starting with a precise formulation of the theory and an account of the necessary background of differential geometry, the significance of space-time curvature is discussed and the global properties of a number of exact solutions of Einstein's field equations are examined. The theory of the causal structure of a general space-time is developed, and is used to study black holes and to prove a number of theorems establishing the inevitability of singualarities under certain conditions. A discussion of the Cauchy problem for General Relativity is also included in this 1973 book.

**Author**: S. W. Hawking

**Publisher:** Cambridge University Press

**ISBN:** 9780521099066

**Category : **Science

**Languages : **en

**Pages : **391

**Book Description**
This 1973 book discusses Einstein's General Theory of Relativity and its predictions concerning black holes and singularities in space-time itself.

**Author**: D. H. Sonoda

**Publisher:**
**ISBN:**
**Category : **
**Languages : **en

**Pages : **
**Book Description**

**Author**: J. P. Ostriker

**Publisher:**
**ISBN:**
**Category : **
**Languages : **en

**Pages : **74

**Book Description**

**Author**: Jeremiah P. Ostriker

**Publisher:** Cambridge University Press

**ISBN:** 9780521423618

**Category : **Science

**Languages : **en

**Pages : **74

**Book Description**
The book describes the current state of our knowledge of large-scale cosmic structures. After providing the historical background for modern investigations, and the observational basis for believing in the big bang model of a homogeneous and isotropic expanding universe based on general relativity, the author turns to discuss perturbations, the deviations from homogenity and isotropy. Observations of large-scale structure are summarized and then there is a return to an attempt to understand how this structure grew on a physical and mathematical basis. Finally, in concluding remarks, the author argues for agnosticism, or that it is quite likely that none of the present models for the development of structure are correct. The author, however, holds out hope that the seeds of understanding may have already been planted, that they are surely growing up to the level where one can hope for revelations in the next decade based on new observations and intensive analysis of innovative and competing world models.

**Author**: Colin Andrew McGill

**Publisher:**
**ISBN:**
**Category : **Galaxies

**Languages : **en

**Pages : **296

**Book Description**