Dynamics of Galaxies 2nd Edition Autor: Giuseppe Bertin
Our understanding of galaxies, the building blocks of the Universe has advanced significantly in recent years. New observations from ground- and space-based telescopes, the discovery of dark matter, and new insights into its distribution have been instrumental in this. This textbook provides graduate students with a modern introduction to the gravitationally determined structure and evolution of galaxies. Readers will also benefit from detailed discussions of the issues involved in the process of modeling complex stellar systems. Additionally, the text provides an accessible framework for interpreting observations and devising new observational tests. Based on the author’s extensive teaching experience, this second edition features an up-to-date view of basic phenomenology, a discussion of the structure of dark halos in galaxies, the dynamics of quasi-relaxed stellar systems and globular clusters, galaxies and gravitational lensing and an introduction to self-gravitating accretion disks. Extended problem sets are available from the accompanying resources website: www.cambridge.org/9781107000544.
Spis tre?ci: Preface to the first edition Preface to the second edition Acknowledgments Part I. Basic Phenomenology: 1. Scales 2. Observational windows 3. Classifications 4. Photometry, kinematics and dark matter 5. Basic questions, semi-empirical approach and the dynamical window Part II. Physical Models: 6. Self-gravity and relation to plasma physics 7. Relaxation times, absence of thermodynamical equilibrium 8. Models 9. Equilibrium and stability: symmetry 10. Classical ellipsoids 11. Introduction to dispersive waves 12. Jeans instability Part III. Spiral Galaxies: 13. Orbits 14. The basic state: vertical and horizontal equilibrium of the disk 15. Density waves 16. Roles of gas 17. Global spiral modes 18. Spiral structure in galaxies 19. Bending waves 20. Dark matter in spiral galaxies Part IV. Elliptical Galaxies: 21. Orbits 22. Stellar dynamical models 23. Stability 24. Dark matter in elliptical galaxies Part V. In Perspective: 25. Selected aspects of formation and evolution 26. Galaxies and gravitational lensing 27. Self-gravitating accretion disks Bibliography Index.
dla: graduate students, academic researchers
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