The angular momentum content of dwarf galaxies: new challenges for the theory of galaxy formation

@article{Bosch2001TheAM,
  title={The angular momentum content of dwarf galaxies: new challenges for the theory of galaxy formation},
  author={Frank van den Bosch and Andreas Burkert and Rob A. Swaters},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2001},
  volume={326},
  pages={1205-1215}
}
We compute the specific angular momentum distributions for a sample of low-mass disc galaxies observed by Swaters. We compare these distributions to those of dark matter haloes obtained by Bullock et al. from high-resolution N-body simulations of structure formation in a LCDM universe. We find that although the disc mass fractions are significantly smaller than the universal baryon fraction, the total specific angular momenta of the discs are in good agreement with those of dark matter haloes… 

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