Supercomputer simulations of disk galaxies

E. Griv, M. Gedalin, E. Liverts, D. Eichler, Y. Kimhi

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The time evolution of models for an isolated disk of highly flattened galaxies of stars is investigated by direct integration of the Newtonian equations of motion of N=30,000 identical stars over a time span of many galactic rotations. Certain astronomical implications of the simulations to actual disk-shaped (i.e. rapidly rotating) galaxies are explored as well.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-154
JournalAstronomical & Astrophysical Transactions
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2001


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