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Dynamical evolution of galaxies

Author: Xiaolei Zhang
Publisher: Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, [2018] ©2018
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This is a cross-disciplinary work that has a variety of connections with fundamental aspects of physics. It presents analytical, numerical, and observational evidence to establish secular dynamical  Read more...

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Zhang, Xiaolei, 1963 April-
Dynamical evolution of galaxies.
Berlin : De Gruyter, [2018]
(OCoLC)1017095427
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Xiaolei Zhang
ISBN: 9783110527421 3110527421 9783110525441 3110525445 9783110527438 311052743X 3110525194 9783110525199
OCLC Number: 1023551783
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 323 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Content Preface page1 Introduction1.1 Observational Background1.2 Theoretical Background1.3 Organization of the Material 2 Drivers of Secular Morphological Evolution of Galaxies2.1 Motivations for the Theoretical Approach2.2 Density Wave Crest as the Site of Gravitational Instability2.3 Potential-Density Phase Shifts for Density Wave Modes2.4 Linear Regime and Quasi-Steady State of the Wave Modes2.5 Torque Coupling and Angular Momentum Transport2.6 Rates of Secular Evolution2.7 Relation to "Broadening of Resonances"2.8 In a Nutshell 3 Verification of Analytical Results through N-Body Simulations3.1 Overview of the N-Body Simulations of Disk Galaxies3.2 Simulation Codes and Basic State Specifications3.3 Signature of Collisionless Shock in N-Body Spirals3.4 Modal Nature of a Spontaneously-Formed Pattern3.5 Qualitative Signature of Secular Mass Redistribution3.6 Longevity of the Spiral Modes3.7 Role of Gas3.8 Implication on Orbits as "Building Blocks"3.9 Second Generation Tests 4 Astrophysical Implications of the New Dynamical Theory4.1 Motivations and General Outline4.2 Potential-Density Phase Shift (PDPS) Method for CR Determination4.3 Secular Mass Migration and Bulge Building4.4 Secular Heating and The Age-Velocity-Dispersion Relation4.5 Secular Heating and the Size-Linewidth Relation4.6 Other Characteristics of the Milky Way Galaxy and External Galaxies4.7 Universal Rotation Curve4.8 Secular Evolution and the Maintenance of Galaxy Scaling Relations4.9 Butcher-Oemler Effect and Evolution of Cluster Galaxies4.10 Secular Evolution and the Origin of Color-Magnitude Relation4.11 An Example of Secular Evolution in Interacting Galaxies4.12 Black-Hole-Mass and Bulge-Mass Correlation 5 Putting in All Together: What We Have Learned So Far5.1 Reexamine the Foundations5.2 Role of Basic State Specification5.3 Broader Implications5.4 Implications on the Cosmological Evolution of Galaxies 6 Concluding Remarks 7 Appendix. Nonequilibrium Phase Transition and Classical Mechanics7.1 Foundation of Kinetic Theory: the Boltzmann Equation7.2 From Kinetic Theory to Fluid Mechanics7.3 Nonequilibrium Phase Transition and Galaxy Evolution7.4 The Proper Choice of Hierarchies 8 References
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