Observational Tests of Cosmological Inflation [E-Book] / edited by T. Shanks, A. J. Banday, R. S. Ellis, C. S. Frenk, A. W. Wolfendale.
Banday, A. J., (editor)
Ellis, R. S., (editor) / Frenk, C. S., (editor) / Shanks, T., (editor) / Wolfendale, A. W., (editor)
Dordrecht : Springer, 1991
XX, 483 p. online resource.
NATO ASI Series, Series C: Mathematical and Physical Sciences ; 348
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Table of Contents:
  • I. Inflation Theory
  • Fundamental Arguments for Inflation
  • Predictions of Inflation
  • Classicality of Density Perturbations in the Early Universe
  • The Influence of Non-Linear Density Fluctuations on the Microwave Sky
  • Quantum Cosmology and the Cosmological Constant
  • Lessons from Inflation and Cold Dark Matter
  • The Topology of Galaxy Clustering
  • Can Non-Gaussian Fluctuations for Structure Formation Arise from Inflation
  • Non-Baryonic Dark Matter
  • Are Galactic Halos Made of Brown Dwarfs or Black Holes
  • II. Cosmological Timescale Test
  • Ages of Globular Clusters
  • Globular Cluster Ages and Cosmology
  • The Local Distance Scale: How Reliable Is It
  • Distances to Virgo and Beyond
  • The Luminosity-Line-Width Relations and the Value of Ho
  • Observational Status of HO
  • Calibrating Cepheid Sequences in Nearby Galaxies
  • New D-? Results for Coma Ellipticals
  • Novae and the Distance Scale
  • A High Resolution, Ground Based Observation of a Virgo Galaxy
  • Globular Clusters as Extragalactic Distance Indicators
  • III. High Redshift Tests of ?o
  • High-Redshift Tests of ?
  • Cosmology with Galaxies at High Redshifts
  • Prospects for Measuring the Deceleration Parameter
  • Aligned Radio Galaxies
  • K Band Galaxy Counts and the Cosmological Geometry
  • Selection Effects in Redshift Surveys
  • An Inflationary Alternative to the Big-Bang
  • IV. Galaxy Clustering, ?o and the Primordial Spectrum
  • Dynamical Estimates of ?o from Galaxy Clustering
  • ROSAT Observations of Clusters of Galaxies
  • A Deep ROSAT Observation at High Galactic Latitude
  • Large Scale Structure and Inflation
  • The Structure of the Universe on Large Scales
  • Testing the Zeldovich Spectrum
  • ? on the Scale of 3Mm/s
  • Tests of Inflation Using the QDOT Redshift Survey
  • Testing Inflation with Peculiar Velocities
  • The Invisible Cosmological Constant
  • Support for Inflation from the Great Attractor
  • The Angular Large Scale Structure
  • Is There Any Observational Evidence for Non- Gaussian Primordial Density Fluctuations
  • V. Microwave Background Anisotropy
  • COBE DMR Observations of CMB Anisotropy
  • Observations of Microwave Background Anisotropy at Tenerife and Cambridge
  • Foreground Effects and the Search for Fluctuations in the CMB Radiation
  • Microwave Background Anisotropics and Large Scale Structure in the Universe
  • Discovery of the Small Scale Sky Anisotropy at 2.7cm: Radio Sources or Relic Emission
  • Balloon-Borne Observations of CMB Anisotropics at Intermediate Angular Scales, at Sub-MM and MM Wavelengths
  • VI. Poster Papers
  • The Durham/UKST Galaxy Redshift Survey
  • Time Evolution of Lensed Image Separations
  • Deep Galactic Surveys as Probes of the Large Scale Structure of the Universe
  • Intergalactic Absorption in the Spectra of High-Redshift QSOs
  • A Complete Quasar Sample at Intermediate Redshift
  • Radio-Luminosity Dependence of the IR-Radio Alignment Effect in High-z Radio Galaxies
  • Density and Peculiar Velocity Fields in the Region of Dressler’s Supergalactic Plane Survey
  • Scale Invariance Induced by Non-linear Growth of Density Fluctuations
  • The Power Spectrum of Galaxy Clustering
  • Higher Moments of the IRAS Galaxy Distribution
  • Collapse of a Protogalactic Cloud
  • Index of Authors.