Tidal interactions between galaxies

  • Claus Möllenhoff
Tides In Outer Space
Part of the Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences book series (LNEARTH, volume 66)


The basic properties of galaxies and simple models of their formation are discussed and different types of interaction between galaxies are described. The dynamics of galactic interactions, statistical approaches and model calculations are reviewed and the significance of interactions in the evolution of galaxies is presented.


Dark Matter Spiral Galaxy Elliptical Galaxy Orbital Velocity Tidal Interaction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Claus Möllenhoff
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  1. 1.Landessternwarte KönigstuhlHeidelbergGermany

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