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ABSTRACT

1.INTRODUCTION

2.LMC KINEMATICS
2.1.General Expressions
2.2.Carbon Star Kinematics
2.3.Viewing Angles and Ellipticity
2.4.Transverse Motion and Kinematical Distance
2.5.Rotation Curve and Mass
2.6.Velocity Dispersion and Vertical Structure

3.SMC KINEMATICS

4.ORBITAL HISTORY OF THE MAGELLANIC CLOUDS
4.1.Proper Motions
4.2.Orbit around the Milky Way
4.3.LMC-SMC orbit
4.4.Magellanic Stream

5.CONCLUDING REMARKS

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