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Pan-Chromatic View of Clusters of Galaxies and the Large-Scale Structure

ISBN-10: 1402069405

ISBN-13: 9781402069406

Edition: 2008

Authors: Manolis Plionis, Omar Lopez-Cruz, David Hughes

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The study of clusters of galaxies has advanced tremendously in the recent years due to the advent of large or dedicated ground-based telescopes, the increasingly sensitive space observatories and the significant advances in numerical astrophysics and cosmology.The current generations of large spectroscopic and wide-field imaging survey and ongoing multi-wavelength studies, covering a large range of the electromagnetic spectrum from X-rays to the sub-mm and the radio, are making major breakthroughs in our understanding of galaxy aggregation and transformation processes in different environments, on the properties of the tenuous ICM gas, on the starburst activity and on revealing environmental effects on galaxy formation and evolution.The reviews presented in this volume cover a wide range of cluster of galaxies topics such as the physics of the ICM gas, the internal cluster dynamics, the detection of clusters using different observational techniques, the great advances in analytical or numerical modeling of clusters, weak and strong lensing effects, the large scale structure as traced by clusters, the cosmological significance of clusters as well as the formation and evolution of clusters within the new cosmological paradigm.This volume is aimed to researchers and senior graduate students in multi-wavelength astrophysics and cosmology.
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List price: $149.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 2/29/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 471
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Gas Dynamics in Clusters of Galaxies
Introduction
Physical State of the Intracluster Gas
X-ray Emission
The Intracluster Medium as a Fluid
Transport Processes
Hydrodynamics
Hydrostatic Equilibrium
Cluster Masses
Heating and Cooling of Intracluster Gas
Cluster Mergers
Thermal Physics of Merger Shocks
Mergers and Cool Cluster Cores
References
Dynamics of the Hot Intracluster Medium
General Properties of Clusters
Cooling and Feedback in Cluster Cores
Cluster Formation and Evolution
The Effects of Clusters on Galaxies
Clusters and Cosmology
References
Dynamics of Galaxies and Clusters of Galaxies
Introduction
Basic Galactic Dynamics
A Case Study: The Navarro, Frenk and White profile
Other Interesting Profiles
The Orbital Structure of Spherical Potentials
A Sticky Story: Dynamical Friction
The Effect of Tides
Tidal Encounters
Putting Things Together: The Orbital Decay of a Satellite within an Extended Halo
Further Reading
Some Final Words
References
Optical Detection of Clusters of Galaxies
Introduction
Photographic Cluster Catalogs
Hybrid Photo-Digital Surveys
Digital CCD Surveys
Algorithms
Conclusions
References
Clusters of Galaxies in the Radio: Relativistic Plasma and ICM/Radio Galaxy Interaction Processes
Introduction
Basic Formulas from the Synchrotron Theory
Radio Emission from the ICM: Diffuse Radio Sources
Radio Emitting Particles
Cluster Magnetic Fields
Radio Emission from Cluster Radio Galaxies
References
Metal Content and Production in Clusters of Galaxies
Introduction
Metals in the ICM
Metal Production: the Parent Stellar Population
Metal Production: Type Ia vs. Type II Supernovae
Metals from Galaxies to the ICM: Ejection vs. Extraction
Metals as Tracers of ICM Pre-heating
Clusters vs. Field at z = 0 and the Overall Metallicity of the Universe
Clusters vs. the Chemical Evolution of the Milky Way
Summary
References
Gravitational Lensing by Clusters of Galaxies
Introduction
Historical Perspective
Lensing Theory Useful in Cluster Lensing
Constraining the Cluster Mass Distribution
Clusters Lenses as Natural Telescopes
Cosmological Constraints
Future and Prospects
References
The Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect in Cosmology and Cluster Physics
Introduction
The Physics of the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect
Observing the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect
Cluster Science from the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect
Cosmology from the SZ Effect
The Next Generation of Instruments
References
Cosmology with Clusters of Galaxies
Introduction
A Concise Handbook of Cosmic Structure Formation
The Mass Function
Building a Cluster Sample
Methods to Estimate Cluster Masses
Constraints on Cosmological Parameters
The Future
References
Clusters and the Theory of the Cosmic Web
Outline: The Cosmic Web
Cosmic Structure Formation: From Primordial Quantum Noise to the Cosmic Web
Hierarchical Structure Formation
Anisotropic and Weblike Patterns
Conclusion: Clusters and the Cosmic Web
Acknowledgments
References
Observations and Morphology of the Cosmic Web
Introduction
The Emergence of the Cosmic Web
Spatial Structure, Pattern Analysis and Object Identification
Voids
Conclusion: Morphology of the Cosmic Web
Acknowledgments
References
Index