Annu. Rev. Astron. Astrophys. 1992. 30: 613-52
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EVIDENCE FOR EVOLUTION IN FAINT FIELD
GALAXY SAMPLES

David C. Koo

University of California Observatories, Lick Observatory and Board of Studies
in Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of California, Santa Cruz, California 95064

Richard G. Kron

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, P.O. Box 500, Batavia, Illinois 60510;
and Yerkes Observatory, The University of Chicago


KEY WORDS: distant field galaxies, redshifts, cosmology


Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

FAINT FIELD-GALAXY OBSERVATIONS
Galaxy Counts
Angular Correlation Function
Colors
Redshift Distributions
Other Samples of Galaxy Redshifts
Statistics of Emission Lines in Galaxies

MODELS
Evolution of Stellar Populations in Galaxies
Magnitude and Redshift Distributions
A Conventional Model to Fit the Observations

CONCLUSIONS

REFERENCES

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