Galaxy Formation

  • Malcolm S. Longair

Part of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Library book series (AAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXI
  2. Preliminaries

  3. The Basic Framework

  4. The Development of Primordial Fluctuations Under Gravity

  5. The Post-Recombination Universe

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 645-737

About this book


This second edition of Galaxy Formation is an up-to-date text on astrophysical cosmology, expounding the structure of the classical cosmological models from a contemporary viewpoint. This forms the background to a detailed study of the origin of structure and galaxies in the Universe. The derivations of many of the most important results are derived by simple physical arguments which illuminate the results of more advanced treatments. A very wide range of observational data is brought to bear upon these problems, including the most recent results from WMAP, the Hubble Space Telescope, galaxy surveys like the Sloan Digital Sky Survey and the 2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey, studies of Type 1a supernovae, and many other observations.


Astronomical Observations Astrophyical Cosmology Dark Energy Dark Matter Early Universe Galaxy Galaxy Formation Origin and Evolution of Galaxies Redshift astrophysics

Authors and affiliations

  • Malcolm S. Longair
    • 1
  1. 1.Jacksonian Professor of Natural PhilosophyCavendish LaboratoryCambridge UK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-73477-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-73478-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0941-7834
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