Star formation and feedback in smoothed particle hydrodynamic simulations – I. Isolated galaxies

  title={Star formation and feedback in smoothed particle hydrodynamic simulations – I. Isolated galaxies},
  author={Gregory S. Stinson and Anil C. Seth and Neal Katz and James Wadsley and Fabio Governato and Thomas R. Quinn},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
We present an analysis of star formation and feedback recipes appropriate for galactic smoothed particle hydrodynamics simulations. Using an isolated Milky Way-like galaxy, we constrain these recipes based on well-established observational results. Our star formation recipe is based on that of Katz (1992) with the additional inclusion of physically motivated supernova feedback recipes. We propose a new feedback recipe in which type II supernovae are modelled using an analytical treatment of… 
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