David Merritt


Orbital and self-consistent dynamics of non-integrable galaxy models are reviewed. Topics covered include torus construction; resonances; triaxial systems with central singularities; mixing and collisionless relaxation; and chaos in collisional systems.

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The Restless Universe SUSSP 54 2001 December 15||Institute of Physics (2001) "The Restless Universe: Applications of Gravitational N-Body Dynamics to Planetary, Stellar and Galactic Systems." Proceedings of the 54th Scottish Universities Summer School in Physics. Blair Atholl, Scotland, UK: 23 July - 5 August 2000.||Also archived in: arXiv:astro-ph/0106082 v1 5 Jun 2001 AND Rutgers Astrophysics Preprint Series No. 262 The preparation of this review was supported by NSF grant AST-0071099 and by NASA grants NAG 5-2803 and NAG 5-9046. ISBN: 0-75030-822-2Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works in February 2014.

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Conference Proceeding

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School of Physics and Astronomy (COS)


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