ARlogo Annu. Rev. Astron. Astrophys. 1991. 29: 239-274
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STRUCTURE AND DYNAMICS OF ELLIPTICAL GALAXIES

Tim de Zeeuw

Sterewacht Leiden, Leiden, Netherlands

Marijn Franx 1

Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138


Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

EQUILIBRIUM MODELS
Spherical and Axisymmetric Models
Triaxial Models without Figure Rotation
Separable Models
Orbital Structure
Self-Consistent Models
Maximum Streaming Models
Kinematics
Scale-free Models
Figure Rotation
Stability
Dissipationless Collapse
Conclusions

OBSERVATIONS
Global Relations
Rotation
Detailed Kinematics
Distinct Cores
Velocity Fields
Intrinsic Shapes
Minor Axis Rotation
Other Tests
Cold Gas
Mass-to-Light Ratios
Central Black Holes
Dark Matter

FORMATION PROCESSES
Which Processes Dominated at Galaxy Formation?
Mergers?
When did ellipticals form?
Galaxy Formation at z = 0?

FUTURE WORK
Equilibrium Models
Observations
Formation Processes
Evolution of Galaxies

REFERENCES

1 Junior Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows.

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