Tidal mass loss from collisionless systems

  title={Tidal mass loss from collisionless systems},
  author={Marios Kampakoglou and Andrew J. Benson},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
We examine the problem tidally induced mass loss from collisionless systems, such as dark matter haloes. We develop a model for tidal mass loss, based upon the phase-space distribution of particles, which accounts for how both tidal and Coriolis torques perturb the angular momentum of each particle in the system. This allows us to study how both the density profile and velocity anisotropy affect the degree of mass loss - we present basic results from such a study. Our model predicts that mass… Expand
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