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Warped Disks and Inclined Rings around Galaxies - Stefano Casertano

Warped Disks and Inclined Rings around Galaxies

By: Stefano Casertano (Editor), Penny D. Sackett (Editor), Franklin H. Briggs (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st May 1991
ISBN: 9780521401845
Number Of Pages: 310

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Most galaxies lie in clusters, where tidal interactions are a significant force. Tidal and dynamical interactions and the features they cause in galaxies are important to the study of galactic evolution. For example, a large amount of data has been collected on dust-lane ellipticals, polar-ring galaxies, spirals with extended warps, and galaxies with inclined HI rings or unusual "tails." This book is a record of a meeting held at the University of Pittsburgh that provided an informal, yet focused environment for the interaction of astronomers who have addressed these questions with a wide variety of skills, techniques, and points of view.

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"The papers, intended for graduate students and professional astronomers, are unusually well written. The reader will be grateful that the book is well indexed and will also appreciate the transcription of the workshop's wrap-up discussion." Science Books & Films

Preface
Acknowledgements
Workshop participants
Group photograph
The intergalactic HI supply
Neutral gas infall into NGC 628
VLA HI observations of the radio galaxy Centaurus
A geometric model for the dust-band of Centaurus
The circumgalactic ring of gas in
Using gas kinematics to measure M/L in elliptical galaxies
Velocity fields of disks in triaxial potentials
Modeling the atomic gas in NGC 4278
A few statistics from the catalog of polar-ring galaxies
Dynamics of polar rings
Mergers and the structure of disc galaxies
Formation of polar rings
Gas-dynamical models of settling disks
Evolutionary processes affecting galactic accretion disks
Particle simulations of polar rings
A bending instability in prolate stellar systems
The Milky Way: lopsided or barred?
Merger origin of starburst galaxies
Warped and flaring HI disks
Behaviour of warps in extended disks
Observational constraints for the explanation of warps
Warps in S0s: observations versus theories
Warps and bulges
Time evolution of galactic warps
Are warps normal modes?
Disk warping in a slewing potential
Concluding discussion Moderator
Name index
Object index
Subject index
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ISBN: 9780521401845
ISBN-10: 0521401844
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 310
Published: 31st May 1991
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.41 x 16.99  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.69

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