Invited lectures on galaxy morphology given at the Les
Houches late-summer school ("Galaxy formation and evolution").
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PERSPECTIVES IN PHYSICAL MORPHOLOGY
R. G. Abraham
of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 OHA, United Kingdom
Table of Contents
- CLASSICAL MORPHOLOGY AND THE HUBBLE SYSTEM
- How should we judge the Hubble system?
- Physical foundations of the Hubble sequence
- Age Controversy
- Environmental Effects
- Luminosity and the Fundamental Plane
- S0 Galaxies
- Late-type Galaxies
- Two physical regimes along the tuning fork?
- Bulge formation
- An improved Hubble system?
- MORPHOLOGY AT HIGH REDSHIFTS
- The nature of high-z peculiar galaxies
- The evolving merger rate
- When does a merger become a galaxy?
- Morphologies of Lyman-limit systems considered
- New classes of galaxies