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2000A&A...354..802S Initial mass function in star formation complexes in galaxies. SAKHIBOV F., SMIRNOV M. Received 30 November 1998/Accepted 3 December 1999 Abstract: Star formation properties (slope {alpha}, upper mass limit M_max_ of IMF, age t) of 105 star formation complexes (SFCs) in 20 galaxies are estimated by inverting their observed integrated colours into parameters of star formation. Mass functions of individual star formation complexes are studied in three spirals, one irregular and one peculiar galaxy. The derived stellar initial mass functions (IMFs) in the studied galaxies are close to the Salpeter IMF with slopes {alpha}{in}(-2.06 - -2.57). The calculated star formation rate (SFR) shows a burst of star formation in the peculiar colliding galaxy NGC 4038/39. The changes in star formation properties between different galaxies are related to the changes in individual SFCs mass functions and the correlation of the IMF of individual SFCs with their mass. Key words: methods: data analysis - stars: formation - stars: luminosity function, mass function - ISM: HII regions - galaxies: star clusters - galaxies: stellar content
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