Gravitational Lensing and Microlensing

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World Scientific, 2002 - Science - 191 pages
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This book provides a comprehensive and self-contained exposition of gravitational lensing phenomena. It presents the up-to-date status of gravitational lensing and microlensing, covering the cosmological applications of the observed lensing by galaxies, clusters and the large scale structures, as well as the microlensing searches in the Local Group and its applications to unveil the nature of the galactic dark matter, the search for planetary objects and the distribution of faint stars in our galaxy.Gravitational Lensing and Microlensing is pitched at the level of the graduate student interested in the issues of astrophysics and cosmology, and should be useful for specialist researchers as well.
 

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Contents

Historical introduction
1
The deflection of light
7
Gravitational lensing theory
29
Macrolensing results
69
Basics
99
Beyond the simplest light curve
125
Appendix A Cosmology tools
161
Cosmic Microwave Background anisotropies
170
Index
189
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