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Author Ferreras, Ignacio, author.

Title Fundamentals of galaxy dynamics, formation and evolution / Ignacio Ferreras.

Publication Info. London : UCL Press, 2019.


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Description 1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations (black and white).
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Intro; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; List of figures; List of tables; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. An introduction to galaxy formation; 1.1. The main ingredients of a galaxy; 1.2. Observables; 1.3. Physical processes; 1.4. Stellar clusters; 1.5. A technical note on astronomical observations; 2. The classical theory of gravitation; 2.1. Gravitational force; 2.2. The Kepler problem; 2.3. Potential theory; 2.4. Gravitational potential energy; 2.5. Potential/density pairs: A few fundamental cases; 2.6. Two-dimensional projection; 3. A statistical treatment of stellar systems; 3.1. Phase space
3.2. The distribution function3.3. Relaxation time; 3.4. Local and distant encounters; 3.5. Collisionless Boltzmann equation; 3.6. Isolating integrals: Jeans theorem; 3.7. Examples of distribution functions; 3.8. Jeans equations; 3.9. The virial theorem; 3.10. Beyond the collisionless Boltzmann equation: The Fokker-Planck equation; 4. Understanding our Galaxy; 4.1. General description of the Galaxy; 4.2. Differential rotation in the Galaxy; 4.3. Vertical motion; 4.4. The collisionless Boltzmann equation in galactic coordinates; 4.5. Application of Jeans equations
4.6. The potential of the Galaxy5. Specific aspects of disc and elliptical galaxies; 5.1. 'Hot' versus 'Cold' dynamical systems; 5.2. Scaling relations; 5.3. Rotation versus 'pressure' in early-type galaxies; 5.4. A brief introduction to spiral arms in disc galaxies; 6. Galactic chemical enrichment; 6.1. Nucleosynthesis and the formation of galaxies; 6.2. General aspects of galactic chemical enrichment; 6.3. Basic equations of galactic chemical enrichment; 6.4. Chemistry as a cosmic clock; 7. The growth of density fluctuations; 7.1. A cosmology primer; 7.2. Linear regime
7.3. Spherical collapse7.4. Press-Schechter formalism; 7.5. Correlation function; 7.6. Cooling and the masses of galaxies; 8. Smaller stellar systems: Stellar clusters; 8.1. Open and globular clusters; 8.2. Internal evolutionary effects; 8.3. External effects: Tidal disruption; 8.4. Cluster evaporation: King models; 9. Larger stellar systems: Galaxy clusters; 9.1. The most massive structures; 9.2. X-ray measurements of the cluster mass; 9.3. Gravitational lensing; 9.4. Clusters and cosmology; 9.5. Environment-related processes; Further reading; Index
Summary Ignacio Ferreras presents a concise introduction to extragalactic astrophysics, with emphasis on stellar dynamics, and the growth of density fluctuations in an expanding Universe. Additional chapters are devoted to smaller systems (stellar clusters) and larger ones (galaxy clusters).
Subject Stellar dynamics.
Galaxies -- Formation.
Galaxies -- Evolution.
Astronomy, space & time.
Popular astronomy & space.
SCIENCE / Astronomy
Astrophysics. (OCoLC)fst00819797
Galaxies -- Evolution. (OCoLC)fst00937128
Galaxies -- Formation. (OCoLC)fst00937131
Stellar dynamics. (OCoLC)fst01132952
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: FERRERAS, IGNACIO. FUNDAMENTALS OF GALAXY FORMATION, EVOLUTION AND DYNAMICS. [Place of publication not identified] : UCL PRESS, 2019 1911307622 (OCoLC)1078179807
ISBN 9781911307617 (electronic bk.)
1911307614 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000065261030

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