eBook Oxford Companion To Cosmology, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0191727377
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  • DDC: 523.1
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 368 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released September 2012
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Overview

The OXFORD COMPANION TO COSMOLOGY covers the ideas behind our current understanding of the universe, outlines some of the fundamental physics from which those ideas emerge, and discusses the many strands of observational evidence available to the modern cosmologist.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Preface.
Glossary.
Commonly Used Symbols.
Overview: The Hot Big Bang Cosmology.
1: Abell Clusters.
2: Acceleration of the Universe.
3: Acoustic Peaks.
4: Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN).
5: Adiabatic Perturbations.
6: Age of the Universe.
7: ALMA (Atacama Large Millimetre Array).
8: Alternative Cosmologies.
9: Angular-Diameter Distance.
10: Anisotropies.
11: Anthropic Principle.
12: Anti-Matter.
13: Anti-Particles.
14: APM Galaxy Survey.
15: Arxiv.
16: Astro-Ph.
17: Axions.
18: Baryogenesis.
19: Baryon Oscillations.
20: Baryon-to-Photon Ratio.
21: Baryons.
22: Bayesian Inference.
23: Bianchi Classification.
24: Bias Parameter.
25: Biased Galaxy Formation.
26: Big Bang.
27: Big Crunch.
28: Big Rip.
29: Black-Body Spectrum.
30: Black Holes.
31: Boomerang Experiment.
32: Boson Stars.
33: Bosons.
34: Branes.
35: Braneworld.
36: Bulk Motions.
37: Causality.
38: Cepheid Variables.
39: CfA Redshift Survey.
40: Chandra Satellite.
41: Closed Universe.
42: Cluster Baryon Fraction.
43: Clustering.
44: Clusters of Galaxies.
45: Cmbfast.
46: Coincidence Problem.
47: Cold Dark Matter (CDM).
48: Cold Dark Matter Model (CDM Model).
49: Coma Cluster.
50: Comoving Coordinates.
51: Compactification.
52: Cone Plot.
53: Confidence Limits.
54: Correlation Function.
55: Cosmic Background Explorer Satellite (COBE) (Pron. Koh-Bee).
56: Cosmic Dipole.
57: Cosmic Infrared Background (CIRB).
58: Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB).
59: Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropies (CMB Anisotropies).
60: Cosmic Rays.
61: Cosmic Strings.
62: Cosmic Structure.
63: Cosmic Variance.
64: Cosmic Web.
65: Cosmic X-Ray Background.
66: Cosmogony.
67: Cosmography.
68: Cosmological Constant.
69: Cosmological Inflation.
70: Cosmological Models.
71: Cosmological Parameters.
72: Cosmological Perturbation Theory.
73: Cosmological Principle.
74: Cosmological Tests.
75: Cosmology.
76: Counts in Cells.
77: Critical Density.
78: Curvaton.
79: Curvature.
80: Curvature Perturbation.
81: Cyclic Universes.
82: Damped Lyman Alpha Systems.
83: Dark Energy.
84: Dark Matter.
85: Dark Matter Halo.
86: De Sitter Space.
87: Deceleration Parameter.
88: Decoupling.
89: Degeneracy.
90: Degree Angular Scale Interferometer (DASI).
91: Density.
92: Density Parameter.
93: Density Perturbations.
94: Distance.
95: Distance Ladder.
96: Distance Modulus.
97: Doppler Effect.
98: Dust.
99: Dwarf Galaxies.
100: E-Foldings.
101: Early Universe.
102: Eddington, Arthur (1882–1944).
103: Einstein, Albert (1879–1955).
104: Einstein–de Sitter Universe.
105: Einstein's Equation.
106: Ekpyrotic Universe.
107: Electromagnetic Radiation.
108: Electromagnetic Spectrum.
109: Electrons.
110: Electro-Weak Phase Transition.
111: Equation of State.
112: Event Horizon.
113: Extinction.
114: Extra Dimensions.
115: Extra-Galactic Background Light (EBL).
116: Faber–Jackson Relation.
117: Feedback.
118: Fermions.
119: Flatness Problem.
120: Fluid Equation.
121: Fourier Transform.
122: Free Streaming.
123: Friedmann, Alexander (1888–1925).
124: Friedmann Equation.
125: Fundamental Forces.
126: Future of the Universe.
127: Galactic Halo.
128: Galaxies.
129: Galaxy Classification.
130: Galaxy Evolution.
131: Galaxy Formation.
132: Galaxy Groups.
133: Galaxy Rotation Curves.
134: Galaxy Surveys.
135: Gamow, George (1904–68).
136: Gaussian.
137: General Relativity.
138: Geometry of the Universe.
139: Globular Clusters.
140: Gluons.
141: Grand Unification.
142: Gravitational Instability.
143: Gravitational Lensing.
144: Gravitational Potential.
145: Gravitational Waves.
146: Gravitons.
147: Gravity.
148: Gunn–Peterson Effect.
149: Hadrons.
150: Halo Occupation Distribution.
151: Hammer–Aitoff Projection.
152: Harrison–Zel'dovich Spectrum.
153: Hierarchical Structure Formation.
154: Higgs Boson.
155: Homogeneity.
156: Horizon Distance.
157: Horizon Entry and Exit.
158: Horizon Problem.
159: Hoyle, Fred (1915–2001).
160: Hubble, Edwin (1889–1953).
161: Hubble Constant.
162: Hubble Deep Field (HDF).
163: Hubble Diagram.
164: Hubble Expansion.
165: Hubble Law.
166: Hubble Length.
167: Hubble Parameter.
168: Hubble Space Telescope (HST).
169: Hubble Time.
170: Inertial Frame.
171: Inflationary Perturbations.
172: Inflaton.
173: Infrared (IR).
174: Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS).
175: Inhomogeneities.
176: Initial Mass Function (IMF).
177: Intergalactic Medium (IGM).
178: Intra-Cluster Medium (ICM).
179: Ionization History.
180: Isocurvature Perturbations.
181: Isotropy.
182: James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).
183: Jordan–Brans–Dicke Gravity Theory.
184: K Correction.
185: Keck Observatory.
186: Last-Scattering Surface.
187: Leptons.
188: Lick Galaxy Catalogue.
189: Light Cone.