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Galaxies and Cosmology

  • Françoise Combes
  • Patrick Boissé
  • Alain Mazure
  • Alain Blanchard

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Françoise Combes, Patrick Boissé, Alain Mazure, Alain Blanchard
    Pages 1-3
  3. Françoise Combes, Patrick Boissé, Alain Mazure, Alain Blanchard
    Pages 5-27
  4. Françoise Combes, Patrick Boissé, Alain Mazure, Alain Blanchard
    Pages 29-62
  5. Françoise Combes, Patrick Boissé, Alain Mazure, Alain Blanchard
    Pages 63-82
  6. Françoise Combes, Patrick Boissé, Alain Mazure, Alain Blanchard
    Pages 83-100
  7. Françoise Combes, Patrick Boissé, Alain Mazure, Alain Blanchard
    Pages 101-135
  8. Françoise Combes, Patrick Boissé, Alain Mazure, Alain Blanchard
    Pages 137-165
  9. Françoise Combes, Patrick Boissé, Alain Mazure, Alain Blanchard
    Pages 167-206
  10. Françoise Combes, Patrick Boissé, Alain Mazure, Alain Blanchard
    Pages 207-238
  11. Françoise Combes, Patrick Boissé, Alain Mazure, Alain Blanchard
    Pages 239-267
  12. Françoise Combes, Patrick Boissé, Alain Mazure, Alain Blanchard
    Pages 269-291
  13. Françoise Combes, Patrick Boissé, Alain Mazure, Alain Blanchard
    Pages 293-332
  14. Françoise Combes, Patrick Boissé, Alain Mazure, Alain Blanchard
    Pages 333-355
  15. Françoise Combes, Patrick Boissé, Alain Mazure, Alain Blanchard
    Pages 357-395
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 397-408

About this book

Introduction

Cosmology is the study of nature on the grandest scale we know: that of the universe itself. This successful and class-tested textbook covers all the essentials: galaxies, their formation, morphology, dynamics, stellar and gaseous structure, and interactions; radio sources, quasars, and other galactic nuclei and their spectra and absorption-line systems; and the interstellar medium and the universe on a large scale - in short, all of extragalactic astronomy.
The emphasis throughout is on data acquired at all wavelengths thanks to modern observational techniques and on the concepts relevant to each type of object. The authors present the thinking that lies at the heart of the newest theories and developments, including the formation of stars and spiral and barred structures, the origin of absorption lines, the properties of galaxies, and recent inflationary theories in cosmology. In addition, the authors have thoroughly revised and updated the text of the French original for this new translation.

Keywords

Universe active galactic nuclei astronomy cosmology galaxies quasar quasars

Authors and affiliations

  • Françoise Combes
    • 1
  • Patrick Boissé
    • 2
  • Alain Mazure
    • 3
  • Alain Blanchard
    • 4
  1. 1.Observatoire de ParisDEMIRMParisFrance
  2. 2.Ecole Normale SupérieureParis Cedex 5France
  3. 3.GRAAL, Université de Montpellier IIMontpellier Cedex 5France
  4. 4.Observatoire de StrasbourgStrasbourgFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-03190-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-03192-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-03190-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0941-7834
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-9698
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