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Nonlinear Response of the Interstellar Gas Flow to Galactic Spiral Density Waves

  • Edward Liverts
  • Michael Mond
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 626)

Abstract

Supersonic nonlinear gas flow is studied in order to describe galactic spiral density waves. It is shown analytically that ultra harmonic periodic solutions may exist if nonlinear effects are taken into account. The relevance of those solutions to observed data is discussed.

Keywords

Gravitational Potential Nonlinear Response Galactic Center Spiral Wave Spiral Density Wave 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Edward Liverts
    • 1
    • 2
  • Michael Mond
    • 1
  1. 1.Ben-Gurion University of the NegevBeer-ShevaIsrael
  2. 2.Yaroslav-the-Wise Novgorod State UniversityNovgorodRussia

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