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THE COSMIC FAR ULTRAVIOLET BACKGROUND

Stuart Bowyer

Astronomy Department and Center for EUV Astrophysics, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720


KEY WORDS: interstellar dust, interstellar gas


Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

THE CORRELATION BETWEEN THE FAR ULTRAVIOLET BACKGROUND AND GALACTIC PARAMETERS

DUST SCATTERED GALACTIC RADIATION AS THE PRIMARY SOURCE OF THE FAR ULTRAVIOLET BACKGROUND

THE SPECTRUM OF THE FAR ULTRAVIOLET BACKGROUND
Theoretical Suggestions
Observational Results

THE COSMIC BACKGROUND FROM 912 TO 1200 Å

THE EXTRAGALACTIC BACKGROUND AND RELATED EXOTICA
The Radiative Decay of Massive Neutrinos and Other Particles
The Far Ultraviolet Background from Galaxies
Active Galactic Nuclei
Emission from an Intergalactic Medium

CONCLUSIONS

REFERENCES

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