To appear on the Proceedings of the 37th Saas-Fee Advanced Course of the Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy, "The Origin of the Galaxy and the Local Group", eds. E. Grebel and B. Moore
astro-ph/0804.1492

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CHEMICAL EVOLUTION OF THE MILKY WAY AND ITS SATELLITES

Francesca Matteucci 1,2


1 Astronomy Department, Trieste University matteucci@ts.astro.it
2 Osservatorio Astronomico (INAF), Trieste


Table of Contents

HOW TO MODEL GALACTIC CHEMICAL EVOLUTION
The initial conditions
Birthrate function
Stellar yields
Gas flows

BASIC EQUATIONS FOR CHEMICAL EVOLUTION
Yields per Stellar Generation
Analytical models
Detailed numerical models

THE MILKY WAY
The formation of the Milky Way
The two-infall model
Detailed recipes for the two-infall model
The chemical enrichment history of the solar vicinity
The Galactic disk
The Galactic bulge

WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED ABOUT THE MILKY WAY

THE TIME-DELAY MODEL AND THE HUBBLE SEQUENCE
Star formation and Hubble sequence

DWARF SPHEROIDALS OF THE LOCAL GROUP
How do dSphs form?

WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED ABOUT dSphs?

OTHER SPIRALS
CHEMICAL MODELS FOR EXTERNAL SPIRALS

COSMIC CHEMICAL EVOLUTION

REFERENCES

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