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DYNAMICS OF GALAXIES

Giuseppe Bertin

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Table of Contents

ORBITS
Action and angle variables
Epicyclic orbits
Rotating frame
Trapping at the Lagrangian points
Equations for the guiding centers
Exact orbits and the problem of self-consistency
Problems

STELLAR DYNAMICAL MODELS
Four approaches
Spherical isotropic models
Anisotropic finfty models
Problems


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