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Title: The large-scale structure of the universe : some theoretical considerations
Author: McGill, Colin Andrew
ISNI:       0000 0001 3624 227X
Awarding Body: University of Oxford
Current Institution: University of Oxford
Date of Award: 1987
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In this thesis, several theoretical concepts relating to the large-scale structure of the universe are presented. In particular, various aspects of the hierarchical scenario are investigated. The initial perturbation field and its early evolution are discussed in Chapter 3. Chapter 4 is concerned with two-point correlation functions for galaxies, clusters and super-clusters. In Chapter 5, some effects of using velocity as a distance measure are examined. In particular, it will be argued that caustics in redshift space are an almost inevitable feature of the hierarchical scenario. Chapter 6 concentrates on the possibity that quasar Ly-α absorption lines are redshift caustics.
Supervisor: Binney, James Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Galaxies ; Clusters ; Cosmology ; Perturbation (Astronomy)