A Theory of Bending Waves with Applications to Disk Galaxies

@inproceedings{Mark1983ATO,
  title={A Theory of Bending Waves with Applications to Disk Galaxies},
  author={James W.-K. Mark},
  year={1983}
}
A theory of bending waves is surveyed which provides an explanation for the required amplification of the warp in the Milky Way. It also provides for self-generated warps in isolated external galaxies. The shape of observed warps and partly their existence in isolated galaxies are indicative of substantial spheroidal components. The theory also provides a plausible explanation for the bending of the inner disk (< 2 kpc) of the Milky Way. 
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