Cosmology: The Structure and Evolution of the Universe by Professor Dr. Georgios Contopoulos, Professor Dr. Dimitrios

By Professor Dr. Georgios Contopoulos, Professor Dr. Dimitrios Kotsakis (auth.)

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"It survives the pitfalls of this fashion-conscious period via pursuing a carefully independent-minded perspective to modern principles. the extent is introductory undergraduate, with fairly little arithmetic yet a powerful actual basis.
...The moment half, on common relativity and cosmology, presents a superb account of recent theoretical rules, from rotating black holes to Grand Unified Theories and inflation. The 3rd half is a superb and profound dialogue of the elemental difficulties of cosmology. For a person with a philosophical flip of brain this part on my own makes the publication crucial reading." Nature

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Directly away from the apex on the celestial sphere. 28 1. 2 Distribution of Stellar Velocities The peculiar velocities of the stars are not randomly distributed. They show some preference for motions towards two diametrically opposite points called vertices. The line which connects them lies on the galactic plane and passes close to the galactic centre. The implication of this is that the stars move preferably towards or away from the galactic centre. This phenomenon can be understood in terms of the ellipsoidal distribution of velocities suggested by K.

These haloes could be sufficiently large to span the distance between the galaxies. The implication is that galaxies often move inside the outer parts of other galaxies. When a galaxy moves inside the halo of another galaxy it is slowed down by what is called "dynamical friction". As a result the two galaxies approach each other even closer and eventually the smaller of the two is absorbed by the larger. This phenomenon is referred to as "galactic cannibalism" . Another type of galaxy interaction is the approach of two galaxies which move fast with respect to each other.

These jets emit strongly in radio wavelengths. They appear to be made up from gas ejected from the nucleus. Detailed photometry shows that most elliptical galaxies have similar luminosity curves, which implies that they were formed by the same physical process. Both their colour and luminosity change very slowly with time. To calculate the actual sizes of galaxies we must know their distances. Recent evidence shows a great spread in the diameters of elliptical galaxies, ranging from 1 to 150 kpc.

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