Annu. Rev. Astron. Astrophys. 1992. 30: 51-74
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WARPS

James Binney

Oxford Physics, 1 Keble Road, Oxford OX1 3NP


KEY WORDS: galaxies, dynamics, galaxy formation, cosmology


Table of Contents

THE OBSERVATIONAL SITUATION

NAIVE THEORY

WAVES AND MODES IN DISKS
Discrete Modes
Continuum Modes and the Initial-Value Problem

THE HALO'S RESPONSE AND DISSIPATION

THE HALO TAKES THE INITIATIVE

WARPS AND GALAXY FORMATION

WARPS AND INFALL

TIDALLY GENERATED WARPS

CONCLUSIONS

REFERENCES

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