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Chapter Contents

  1. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

  2. THE COSMOLOGICAL FRAMEWORK

  3. RADIATIVE PROCESSES - I

  4. RADIATIVE PROCESSES - II

  5. THE STANDARD MODEL

  6. SURVEYS

  7. LUMINOSITY FUNCTIONS

  8. THE CONTINUUM

  9. RADIO PROPERTIES

  10. X-RAY EMISSION

  11. X-RAY AND GAMMA-RAY SPECTRA

  12. UNIFICATION

  13. QUASAR ABSORPTION LINES

  14. GRAVITATIONAL LENSING

  15. PROBLEMS AND CONTROVERSIES