Galactic Dynamics and N-Body Simulations

  • Editors
  • G. Contopoulos
  • N. K. Spyrou
  • L. Vlahos
Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 433)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. D. Lynden-Bell
    Pages 1-31
  3. G. Contopoulos
    Pages 33-100
  4. Preben Grosbøl
    Pages 101-141
  5. Ortwin E. Gerhard
    Pages 191-274
  6. Sverre J. Aarseth
    Pages 275-312
  7. Ewald Müller
    Pages 313-363
  8. Nikos Voglis
    Pages 365-417

About these proceedings


This book provides an in-depth coverage of modern research on dynamical systems. The first part discusses stellar dynamics, integrable systems, the transition to chaos and instabilities in stellar dynamics as well as the dynamics of spiral galaxies. Models are given and compared with observations. The second part is devoted to the direct method of N-body simulations, to gas dynamics simulations and to galaxy formation.
Special care is taken to give to a pedagogical presentation of the material which makes this a unique text well suited for graduate courses in astrophysics.


astrophysics chaos galactic dynamics galaxy formation integrable systems

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-57983-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-48409-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
  • Series Online ISSN 1616-6361
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