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Slow Evolution of a System of Satellites Induced by Dynamical Friction

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 September 2007

Serena E. Arena
Affiliation:
Dipartimento di Fisica, Università degli Studi di Milano, via Celoria 16, I-20133 Milano, Italy E-mail: serena.arena@unimi.it, giuseppe.bertin@unimi.it
Giuseppe Bertin
Affiliation:
Dipartimento di Fisica, Università degli Studi di Milano, via Celoria 16, I-20133 Milano, Italy E-mail: serena.arena@unimi.it, giuseppe.bertin@unimi.it
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Abstract

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The evolution induced by dynamical friction on a spherical shell of rigid satellites interacting directly with the particles sampling the host elliptical galaxy is followed by means of N-body simulations for a variety of shell–galaxy configurations.

Type
Contributed Papers
Copyright
Copyright © International Astronomical Union 2008

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