Bars and secular evolution in disk galaxies: Theoretical input

@inproceedings{Athanassoula2012BarsAS,
  title={Bars and secular evolution in disk galaxies: Theoretical input},
  author={E. Athanassoula},
  year={2012}
}
Bars play a major role in driving the evolution of disk galaxies and in shaping their present properties. They cause angular momentum to be redistributed within the galaxy, emitted mainly from (near-)resonant material at the inner Lindblad resonance of the bar, and absorbed mainly by (near-)resonant material in the spheroid (i.e., the halo and, whenever relevant, the bulge) and in the outer disk. Spheroids delay and slow down the initial growth of the bar they host, but, at the later stages of… Expand
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