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Copyright by Royal Astronomical Society. 1988MNRAS.231..509R An empirical law of star formation in spiral galaxies N. C. Rana Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Bombay 400005, India D. A. Wilkinson Department of Physics, University of Durham, South Road, Durham DH1 3LE Accepted 1987 October 8. Received 1987 September 14; in original form 1987 June 1 Summary. It is known that the star-formation rate in spiral galaxies is significantly correlated with the abundance of molecular hydrogen. The present work shows that the fraction of molecular to total gas might be related to the metallicity for about a dozen nearby spirals for which the necessary data are available at present. This enables us to formulate an empirical law of star formation which would be useful in studying the history of the chemical evolution of the above spirals.
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