Peter schneider extragalactic astronomy and cosmology

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Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology: An Introduction by Peter Schneider

Starting with the description of our home galaxy the Milky Way, this cogently written textbook introduces the reader to the astronomy of galaxies, their structure, active galactic nuclei, evolution and large scale distribution. Then, from the extensive and thorough introduction to modern observational and theoretical cosmology, the text turns to the formation of structures and astronomical objects in the early universe. The basics of classical astronomy and stellar astrophysics needed for extragalactic astronomy are given in the appendix. In particular, Peter Schneiders Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology has the goal of imparting the fundamental knowledge of this fascinating subfield of astronomy, while leading readers to the forefront of astronomical research. But it seeks to accomplish this not only with extensive textual information and insights. In addition, the authors evident admiration for the workings of the universe that shines through the lines and the many supporting color illustrations will deeply inspire the reader. While this book has grown out of introductory university courses on astronomy and astrophysics, it will not only be appreciated by undergraduate students and lecturers. Through the comprehensive coverage of the field, even graduate students and researchers specializing in related fields will appreciate it as reliable reference.
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Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology An Introduction

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Peter Schneider

Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology

This is the second edition of a textbook conceived to be used in an introductory course on extragalactic astronomy and cosmology the author is professor at Bonn University and a well-known specialist in gravitational lensing. A new edition is fully justified because, as Schneider explains in the preface, the field has been evolving rapidly during the years which have passed since the first edition published in , with the advent of new observational facilities and new surveys. The first characteristic of the book is apparent from its title: it covers both extragalactic astronomy and cosmology. It is not the only textbook to deal with both subjects; there have been other examples, such as Combes et al. The treatment of both subjects at the same level is a very good choice, as a lot of research in extragalactic astronomy, such as structure formation, weak lensing or galaxy evolution, has implications for cosmology and vice-versa. Obviously the price to be paid is the size of the book, which in this case is about pages long, and a teacher will have to carefully select parts of the text depending on the length of his or her course.

Starting with the description of our home galaxy the Milky Way, this cogently written textbook introduces the reader to the astronomy of galaxies, their structure, active galactic nuclei, evolution and large scale distribution. Then, from the extensive and thorough introduction to modern observational and theoretical cosmology, the text turns to the formation of structures and astronomical objects in the early universe. The basics of classical astronomy and stellar astrophysics needed for extragalactic astronomy are given in the appendix. But it seeks to accomplish this not only with extensive textual information and insights. While this book has grown out of introductory university courses on astronomy and astrophysics, it will not only be appreciated by undergraduate students and lecturers. Through the comprehensive coverage of the field, even graduate students and researchers specializing in related fields will appreciate it as reliable reference.

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It seems that you're in Germany. We have a dedicated site for Germany. Starting with the description of our home galaxy the Milky Way, this cogently written textbook introduces the reader to the astronomy of galaxies, their structure, active galactic nuclei, evolution and large scale distribution. Then, from the extensive and thorough introduction to modern observational and theoretical cosmology, the text turns to the formation of structures and astronomical objects in the early universe. But it seeks to accomplish this not only with extensive textual information and insights. While this book has grown out of introductory university courses on astronomy and astrophysics, it will not only be appreciated by undergraduate students and lecturers. Through the comprehensive coverage of the field, even graduate students and researchers specializing in related fields will appreciate it as reliable reference.

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