N ov 2 00 0 Rotation Curves of Spiral Galaxies

@inproceedings{Sofue2005NO2,
  title={N ov 2 00 0 Rotation Curves of Spiral Galaxies},
  author={Yoshiaki Sofue},
  year={2005}
}
Rotation curves of spiral galaxies are the major tool for determining the distribution of mass in spiral galaxies. They provide fundamental information for understanding the dynamics, evolution and formation of spiral galaxies. We describe various methods to derive rotation curves, and review the results obtained. We discuss the basic characteristics of… CONTINUE READING