This topical volume examines one of the leading problems in astronomy today--how galaxies cluster in our Universe. This is the first book to describe gravitational theory, computer simulations and observations related to galaxy distribution functions (a general method for measuring the distribution of galaxies and their motions).Key results are derived and the necessary physics provided to ensure the book is self-contained. And throughout, theory, computer simulation and observation are carefully interwoven and critically compared.This clear and authoritative volume is written at a level suitable for graduate students, and will be of key interest to astronomers, cosmologists, physicists and applied statisticians.The UGC (Nilson, 1973) covers the declination range Ia agt; a2.ab5 while ESO ( Lauberts, 1982) ... It has also been shown (e.g., Hudson and Lynden-Bell, 1991) that they both suffer incompleteness at small diameters. However, these selection anbsp;...
|Title||:||The Distribution of the Galaxies|
|Author||:||William C. Saslaw|
|Publisher||:||Cambridge University Press - 2000|