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Dynamics of galaxies

Author: G Bertin
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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Addressing advanced undergraduate and graduate students, the second edition of this well-received textbook examines key topics related to the dynamics of spiral galaxies, the structure and evolution  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G Bertin
ISBN: 9781107000544 1107000548
OCLC Number: 855909919
Description: xvi, 468 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
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, absence 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.
Responsibility: Giuseppe Bertin, Università Degli Studi di Milano.

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