The variation of integrated star initial mass functions among galaxies

@article{Weidner2005TheVO,
  title={The variation of integrated star initial mass functions among galaxies},
  author={Carsten Weidner and Pavel Kroupa},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2005},
  volume={625},
  pages={754-762}
}
The integrated galaxial initial mass function (IGIMF) is the relevant distribution function containing the information on the distribution of stellar remnants, the number of supernovae, and the chemical enrichment history of a galaxy. Since most stars form in embedded star clusters with different masses, the IGIMF becomes an integral of the assumed (universal or invariant) stellar IMF over the embedded star cluster mass function (ECMF). For a range of reasonable assumptions about the IMF and… 
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