Fundamental Questions of Practical Cosmology

Exploring the Realm of Galaxies

  • Yurij Baryshev
  • Pekka Teerikorpi

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 383)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Yurij Baryshev, Pekka Teerikorpi
    Pages 1-17
  3. Yurij Baryshev, Pekka Teerikorpi
    Pages 19-45
  4. Yurij Baryshev, Pekka Teerikorpi
    Pages 47-68
  5. Yurij Baryshev, Pekka Teerikorpi
    Pages 69-89
  6. Yurij Baryshev, Pekka Teerikorpi
    Pages 91-110
  7. Yurij Baryshev, Pekka Teerikorpi
    Pages 111-130
  8. Yurij Baryshev, Pekka Teerikorpi
    Pages 131-155
  9. Yurij Baryshev, Pekka Teerikorpi
    Pages 157-180
  10. Yurij Baryshev, Pekka Teerikorpi
    Pages 181-212
  11. Yurij Baryshev, Pekka Teerikorpi
    Pages 213-245
  12. Yurij Baryshev, Pekka Teerikorpi
    Pages 247-270
  13. Yurij Baryshev, Pekka Teerikorpi
    Pages 271-291
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 293-332

About this book

Introduction

This book guides readers (astronomers, physicists, and university students) through central questions of Practical Cosmology, a term used by the late Allan Sandage to denote the modern scientific endeavor to find the cosmological model best describing the universe of galaxies, its geometry, size, age, and matter composition. The authors draw on their personal experience in astrophysics and cosmology to explain key concepts of cosmology, both observational and theoretical, and to highlight several items which give cosmology its special character. These highlighted items are:

- Idiosyncratic features of the “cosmic laboratory”
- Malmquist bias in the determination of cosmic distances
- Theory of gravitation as a cornerstone of cosmological models
- Crucial tests for checking the reality of space expansion
- Methods of analyzing the structures of the universe as mapped by galaxies
-  Usefulness of fractals as a model to describe the large-scale structure
- New cosmological physics inherent in the Friedmann world model

Keywords

Astrophysical Cosmology Astrophysical tests of Gravity theories Cosmography Cosmolgical redshift Cosmological distances Friedmann Cosmology Galaxies - large scale structure Galaxy counts Gravity theory Hubble constant Malmquist bias Modified Newtonian dynamics (MOND) Practical Cosmology Questions in Cosmology Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect Tests of world models

Authors and affiliations

  • Yurij Baryshev
    • 1
  • Pekka Teerikorpi
    • 2
  1. 1.Astronomical InstituteSt. Petersburg State UniversitySt. PetersburgRussian Federation
  2. 2.Tuorla ObservatoryUniversity of TurkuPiikkiöFinland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-2379-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-2378-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-2379-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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