TitleDynamics of the Milky Way : Tidal Streams and Extended Distribution Functions for the Galactic Disc
Author(s)Sanders, Jason
PublicationCham, Springer International Publishing, 2015.
DescriptionXXII, 264 p. 85 illus., 35 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis work presents a study of methods useful for modeling and understanding dynamical systems in the Galaxy. A natural coordinate system for the study of dynamical systems is the angle-action coordinate system. New??methods for??the??approximation??of the action-angle variables??in??general potentials are presented and discussed. These new tools are applied to the construction of dynamical models for two of the Galaxy???s components: tidal streams and the Galactic disc. Tidal streams are remnants of tidally stripped satellites in the Milky Way??that??experience??the effects??of??the large scale structure??of the Galactic gravitational potential, while the Galactic disc provides insights into the nature of the Galaxy near the Sun. Appropriate action-based models are presented and discussed for these components, and extended to include further information such as the metallicity of stars
Keyword(s)1. COMPLEX SYSTEMS 2. DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS 6. SPACE SCIENCES 7. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics) 8. STATISTICAL PHYSICS 9. Statistical Physics and Dynamical Systems 10. Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational Physics
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