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The large-scale structure of the universe, by P.J.E. Peebles

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The large-scale structure of the universe
Title
The large-scale structure of the universe
Statement of responsibility
by P.J.E. Peebles
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
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Peebles, P. J. E.
Dewey number
523.1/12
Index
index present
LC call number
QB857
LC item number
.P43
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Princeton series in physics
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  • Large scale structure (Astronomy)
  • Galaxies
  • Cosmology
  • Cosmology
  • Galaxies
  • Large scale structure (Astronomy)
  • Kosmologie
  • Galaxias
  • Galaxies
  • Galaxies
  • Cosmologie
Label
The large-scale structure of the universe, by P.J.E. Peebles
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 402-416) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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Contents
Homogeneity and Clustering -- Is the universe homogeneous? -- Physical principles -- How did galaxies and clusters of galaxies form? -- Behavior of Irregularities in the Distribution of Matter: Newtonian Approximation -- Newtonian approximation -- Particle dynamics in expanding coordinates -- The peculiar acceleration -- Two models: the Vlasov equation and the ideal fluid -- Linear perturbation approximation for [delta] -- Solutions for [delta](t): p = [Lambda] = 0 -- Solutions for [delta](t): effect of a uniform radiation background -- Solutions for [delta](t): models with [Lambda not equal] 0 -- The peculiar velocity field -- Joining conditions for [delta] and [upsilon] -- Critical Jeans length -- Primeval magnetic field as a source for [delta rho] / [rho] -- Second order perturbation theory for [delta rho] / [rho] -- Spherical model -- Homogeneous ellipsoid model -- Caustics and pancakes -- Expansion, vorticity, and shear -- Origin of the rotation of galaxies -- Cosmic energy equation -- Spherical accretion model -- Hierarchical clustering model -- Fourier transform of the equations of motion -- Coupling of density fluctuations -- n-Point Correlation Functions: Descriptive Statistics -- Statistical measures of the galaxy distribution -- Fair sample hypothesis -- Two-point spatial correlation function [xi](r) -- Two-point correlation function: another definition -- Two-point correlation function: Poisson model -- Three-point correlation function -- Four-point correlation function -- Moments of counts of objects -- Constraints on [xi] and [zeta] -- Probability generating function -- Estimates of P[subscript N] -- Cluster model -- Power spectrum -- Power law model for the spectrum -- Bispectrum -- Cross correlation function -- Angular two-point correlation function -- Angular power spectrum -- Estimating w([theta]) -- Statistical uncertainty in the estimate of w([theta]) -- Relation between angular and spatial two-point correlation functions -- Small separation approximation and the scaling relation -- Decoupling of magnitude and position -- Relation between [xi] and w: some examples -- Inversion of the equation -- Angular three-point correlation function -- Angular four-point correlation function -- Correction for curvature and expansion -- Summary of numerical results -- Power spectrum of the extragalactic light -- Moments of the number of neighbors -- Model for P[subscript N] -- Clustering models -- Continuous clustering hierarchy: Mandelbrot's prescription -- The mass correlation functions -- Clustering hierarchy: continuity speculation -- Remarks on the observations -- Dynamics and Statistics -- Goals -- Definitions of variables and distribution functions -- BBGKY hierarchy equations -- Fluid limit -- Evolution of the integral of [xi] -- Particle conservation equations -- Relative peculiar velocity dispersion -- Similarity solution -- Cosmic energy equation -- Cosmic virial theorem -- Joint distribution in position and velocity -- Behavior of the halo around a cluster of galaxies -- Superclusters -- Problems and prospects -- Relativistic Theory of the Behavior of Irregularities in an Expanding World Model -- Role of the relativistic theory -- Time-orthogonal coordinates -- The field equations for h[subscript alpha beta] -- Gravitational waves -- Newtonian approximation -- Linear perturbation equations for the matter -- Behavior of density perturbations at wavelength [characters not reproducible] ct -- Spherical model -- Evolution of acoustic waves -- Nonlinear acoustic waves -- Incompressible flow -- Behavior of collisionless particles -- Linear dissipation of adiabatic perturbations -- Residual fluctuations in the microwave background -- Isothermal perturbations -- Scenarios -- Nature of the universe at high redshift -- Nature of protogalaxies and protoclusters -- Models and notation
Control code
6421704
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 422 pages
Isbn
9780691082400
Lccn
79084008
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
UMKC: Gift purchased by the UMKC Friends of the Library.
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System control number
(OCoLC)6421704
Label
The large-scale structure of the universe, by P.J.E. Peebles
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 402-416) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Homogeneity and Clustering -- Is the universe homogeneous? -- Physical principles -- How did galaxies and clusters of galaxies form? -- Behavior of Irregularities in the Distribution of Matter: Newtonian Approximation -- Newtonian approximation -- Particle dynamics in expanding coordinates -- The peculiar acceleration -- Two models: the Vlasov equation and the ideal fluid -- Linear perturbation approximation for [delta] -- Solutions for [delta](t): p = [Lambda] = 0 -- Solutions for [delta](t): effect of a uniform radiation background -- Solutions for [delta](t): models with [Lambda not equal] 0 -- The peculiar velocity field -- Joining conditions for [delta] and [upsilon] -- Critical Jeans length -- Primeval magnetic field as a source for [delta rho] / [rho] -- Second order perturbation theory for [delta rho] / [rho] -- Spherical model -- Homogeneous ellipsoid model -- Caustics and pancakes -- Expansion, vorticity, and shear -- Origin of the rotation of galaxies -- Cosmic energy equation -- Spherical accretion model -- Hierarchical clustering model -- Fourier transform of the equations of motion -- Coupling of density fluctuations -- n-Point Correlation Functions: Descriptive Statistics -- Statistical measures of the galaxy distribution -- Fair sample hypothesis -- Two-point spatial correlation function [xi](r) -- Two-point correlation function: another definition -- Two-point correlation function: Poisson model -- Three-point correlation function -- Four-point correlation function -- Moments of counts of objects -- Constraints on [xi] and [zeta] -- Probability generating function -- Estimates of P[subscript N] -- Cluster model -- Power spectrum -- Power law model for the spectrum -- Bispectrum -- Cross correlation function -- Angular two-point correlation function -- Angular power spectrum -- Estimating w([theta]) -- Statistical uncertainty in the estimate of w([theta]) -- Relation between angular and spatial two-point correlation functions -- Small separation approximation and the scaling relation -- Decoupling of magnitude and position -- Relation between [xi] and w: some examples -- Inversion of the equation -- Angular three-point correlation function -- Angular four-point correlation function -- Correction for curvature and expansion -- Summary of numerical results -- Power spectrum of the extragalactic light -- Moments of the number of neighbors -- Model for P[subscript N] -- Clustering models -- Continuous clustering hierarchy: Mandelbrot's prescription -- The mass correlation functions -- Clustering hierarchy: continuity speculation -- Remarks on the observations -- Dynamics and Statistics -- Goals -- Definitions of variables and distribution functions -- BBGKY hierarchy equations -- Fluid limit -- Evolution of the integral of [xi] -- Particle conservation equations -- Relative peculiar velocity dispersion -- Similarity solution -- Cosmic energy equation -- Cosmic virial theorem -- Joint distribution in position and velocity -- Behavior of the halo around a cluster of galaxies -- Superclusters -- Problems and prospects -- Relativistic Theory of the Behavior of Irregularities in an Expanding World Model -- Role of the relativistic theory -- Time-orthogonal coordinates -- The field equations for h[subscript alpha beta] -- Gravitational waves -- Newtonian approximation -- Linear perturbation equations for the matter -- Behavior of density perturbations at wavelength [characters not reproducible] ct -- Spherical model -- Evolution of acoustic waves -- Nonlinear acoustic waves -- Incompressible flow -- Behavior of collisionless particles -- Linear dissipation of adiabatic perturbations -- Residual fluctuations in the microwave background -- Isothermal perturbations -- Scenarios -- Nature of the universe at high redshift -- Nature of protogalaxies and protoclusters -- Models and notation
Control code
6421704
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 422 pages
Isbn
9780691082400
Lccn
79084008
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
UMKC: Gift purchased by the UMKC Friends of the Library.
Other physical details
graphs
System control number
(OCoLC)6421704

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