Dynamics of galaxies [E-Book] / Giuseppe Bertin, Università Degli Studi di Milano.
Bertin, G., (author)
Second edition.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014
1 online resource (xvi, 468 pages)
englisch
9780511731990
9781107000544
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Table of Contents:
  • Basic phenomenology
  • Scales
  • Observational windows
  • Classifications
  • Photometry, kinematics, and dark matter
  • Basic questions, semiempirical approach, and the dynamical window
  • Physical models
  • Self-gravity and relation to plasma physics
  • Relaxation times, absense of thermodynamical equilibrium
  • Models
  • Equilibrium and stability : symmetry and symmetry breaking
  • Classical ellipsoids
  • Introduction to dispersive waves
  • Jeans instability
  • Spiral galaxies
  • Orbits
  • The basic state : vertical and horizontal equilibrium of the disk
  • Density waves
  • Roles of gas
  • Global spiral modes
  • Spiral structure in galaxies
  • Bending waves
  • Dark matter in spiral galaxies
  • Elliptical galaxies
  • Orbits
  • Stellar dynamical models
  • Stability
  • Dark matter in elliptical galaxies
  • In perspective
  • Selected aspects of formation and evolution
  • Galaxies and gravitational lensing
  • Self-gravitating accretion disks.