Advanced Astrophysics (2003)(en)(310s) by Neb Duric

By Neb Duric

Graduate textbook in astrophysics.

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And θ(r The linear velocity increases with r and the angular velocity is constant indicating rigid body rotation. This kind of rotation is observed in all spiral galaxy bulges and is consistent with the rotation of the inner disk as shown in Fig. 2. The disk Suppose that a point is reached where most of the disk is encompassed within an orbit of an outer mass element. Then we expect that mass element to respond as if it were orbiting a point mass. In the limit of large r , (63) yields 1 v(r ) ∝ √ r and θ˙ ∝ r −3/2 consistent with M(r ) = constant and Keplerian rotation.

This means that only a sin i can be measured, not a. As we will see this affects the ability to measure the masses of the stars. 6 The mass function From page 3 and the discussion of the center of gravity (center of mass), we have a1 a1 m2 = = a1 + a2 a0 m1 + m2 so that (a1 sin i)3 = a0 m 2 sin i m1 + m2 3 = m 32 a03 sin3 i . (m 1 + m 2 )3 (40) Re-examining Kepler’s Third Law, m1 + m2 = 4␲ 2 a03 . 05 Fig. 8 The apparent orbit of 70 Tauri on the sky. P. and Latham, D. , 1997, ApJ, 479, pp. 268–278).

3 model. From: Perlmutter, S. , The Supernova Cosmology Project, 1999, ApJ, 517, pp. 565–586. Inspection of Fig. 7. The sum of the two terms is consistent with Ω = 1. Thus, it appears that we live in a flat Universe. There is still considerable uncertainty in these estimates, as shown in Fig. 5. Future projects, such as the Supernova Acceleration Probe (SNAP), are designed to bring down the uncertainties, as illustrated in Fig. 5. 2 Large-scale cosmic structure 45 3 No Big Bang 95% 42 Supernovas 90% 2 68% 1 WL SNAP SAT Target Statistical Uncertainty ve r expands fore a ll y re collapses eventu 0 0 1 d se clo flat n e op −1 Flat Λ=0 Universe WM 2 3 Fig.

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