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- Part I. Historical:
- Cosmology myths and primitive notions
- First qualitative physics: the Newton-Bentley exchange
- Glimpses of structure
- Number counts and distributions
- Seeds of grand creation
- Clusters versus correlations
- The expanding search for homogeneity

**Part II. Descriptions of Clustering:**- Patterns and illusions
- Percolation
- Minimal spanning trees
- Topology
- Fractals
- Bound clusters
- Correlation functions
- Distribution functions

**Part III. Gravity and Correlation Functions:**- The growth of correlations: I. a fluid description
- The growth of correlations: II. a particle description
- General correlation properties
- Computer simulations
- Simulations and observations of two-particle correlation

**Part IV. Gravity and Distribution Functions:**- General properties of distribution functions
- Dynamics of distribution functions
- Short review of basic thermodynamics
- Thermodynamics and gravity
- Thermodynamic formulation of the cosmological many-body problem
- The functional form of
*b(, T)* - Derivation of the spatial distribution function
- Properties of the spatial gravitational quasi-equilibrium distribution
- The velocity distribution function
- Evolution of GQED

**Part V. Computer Experiments for Distribution Functions:**- Spatial distribution functions
- Velocity distribution functions

**Part VI. Observations of Distribution Functions:**- Observed spatial distribution functions
- Observed peculiar velocity distribution functions
- Observed evolution of distribution functions

**Part VII. Future Unfoldings:**- Galaxy merging
- Dark matter again
- Initial states
- Ultimate fates.

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