Table of contents for Galaxies in the universe : an introduction / Linda S. Sparke, John S. Gallagher III.


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1.1 The stars                                                   2
1.2 Our Milky Way                                              26
1.3 Other galaxies                                             37
1.4 Galaxies in the expanding Universe                         46
1.5 The pregalactic era: a brief history of matter             50
2 Mapping our Miky Way                                           58
2 1 The solar neighborhood                                     59
2.2 The stars in the Galaxy                                    67
2.3 Galactic rotation                                          89
2.4 Milky Way meteorology: the interstellar gas                95
3 The orbits of the stars                                        110
3.1 Motion under gravity: weighing the Galaxy                 111
3.2 Why the Galaxy isn't bumpy: two-body relaxation           124
3.3 Orbits of disk stars: epicycles                           133
3.4 The collisionless Boltzmann equation                      140
4 Our backyar: the Local Group                                   151
41 Satellites of the Milky Way                                156
4.2 Spirals of the Local Group                                169
4.3 How did the Local Group galaxies form?                    172
4.4 Dwarf galaxies in the Local Group                         183
4.5 The past and future of the Local Group                    188
5. Spiral and S galaxies                                           191
5.1 The distribution of starlight                             192
5.2 Observing the gas                                         206
5.3 Gas motions and the masses of disk galaxies               214
54 Interlude: the sequence of disk galaxies                   222
5.5 Spiral arms and galactic bars                             225
5.6 Bulges and centers of disk galaxies                       236
6 :EpticaT galaxies                                              241
6.1 Photometry                                                242
6.2 Motions of the stars                                      254
6.3 Stellar populations and gas                               266
6.4 Dark matter and black holes                               273
Galaxy groups and lusters                                       278
71 Groups: the homes of disk galaxies                         279
72 Rich clusters: the domain of SO and elliptical galaxies    292
7.3 Galaxy formation: nature, nurture, or merger?             300
7.4 Intergalactic dark matter gravitational lensing           303
S     large scae di stribution of gaaxies                       314
81 Large-scale structure today                                316
82 Expansion of a homogeneous Universe                        325
8.3 Observing the earliest galaxies                           335
8.4 Growth of structure: from smal beginnings                 344
8.5 Growth of structure: clusters, walls, and voids           355
9Ative gaactic nuclei and the early history of gaaxies          365
9. Active galactic nuclei                                     366
9,2 Fast jets in active nuclei, microquasars, and y-ray bursts  383
9.3 etergaactic gas                                           390
9.4 The first galaxies                                        397



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Galaxies