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Simulation of Mass Transport in Disk Galaxies

  • S. Von Linden
  • J. Heidt
  • H. P. Reuter
  • R. Wielebinski
Conference paper
Part of the International Astronomical Union / Union Astronomique Internationale book series (IAUS, volume 171)

Abstract

The large-scale dynamics and evolution of disk galaxies is controlled by the angular-momentum transport provided by non-axisymmetric perturbances through their gravity torques. To continuously maintain such gravitational instabilities, the presence of the gas component and its dissipative character are essential.

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Von Linden
    • 1
  • J. Heidt
    • 1
  • H. P. Reuter
    • 2
  • R. Wielebinski
    • 2
  1. 1.LandessternwarteHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.MPI för RadioastronomieBonnGermany

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