Galaxies in the universe : an introduction

Linda S. Sparke, John S. Gallagher, III

This extensively illustrated book presents the astrophysics of galaxies since their beginnings in the early Universe. It has been thoroughly revised to take into account the most recent observational data, and recent discoveries such as dark energy. There are new sections on galaxy clusters, gamma ray bursts and supermassive black holes. The authors explore the basic properties of stars and the Milky Way before working out towards nearby galaxies and the distant Universe. They discuss the structures of galaxies and how galaxies have developed, and relate this to the evolution of the Universe. The book also examines ways of observing galaxies across the whole electromagnetic spectrum, and explores dark matter and its gravitational pull on matter and light. This book is self-contained and includes several homework problems with hints. It is ideal for advanced undergraduate students in astronomy and astrophysics.

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  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Mapping our Milky Way
  • 3. The orbits of the stars
  • 4. Our backyard: the Local Group
  • 5. Spiral and SO galaxies
  • 6. Elliptical galaxies
  • 7. Galaxy groups and clusters
  • 8. Large-scale distribution of galaxies
  • 9. Active galactic nuclei and the early history of galaxies
  • Appendices
  • Index.

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書名 Galaxies in the universe : an introduction
著作者等 Gallagher, John S.
Sparke, Linda Siobhan
Gallagher John S.
Sparke Linda S.
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 2007
版表示 2nd ed
ページ数 ix, 431 p.
大きさ 27 cm
ISBN 9780521671866
NCID BA81774869
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス