The Dynamical Inverse Problem for Axisymmetric Stellar Systems

Abstract

The standard method of modelling axisymmetric stellar systems begins from the assumption that mass follows light. The gravitational potential is then derived from the luminosity distribution, and the unique two-integral distribution function f (E, L 2 z) that generates the stellar density in this potential is found. It is shown that the gravitational… (More)

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@inproceedings{Merritt1996TheDI, title={The Dynamical Inverse Problem for Axisymmetric Stellar Systems}, author={David K. Merritt}, year={1996} }