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ABSTRACT

1.INTRODUCTION
1.1.Early Beginnings
1.2.The modern galaxy

2.ELLIPTICAL GALAXY LIGHT PROFILES
2.1.Sérsic's model
2.2.The core-Sérsic model
2.3.Excess nuclear light
2.4.Excess halo light

3.STRUCTURE RELATED SCALING RELATIONS
3.1.Linear relations
3.2.Curved relations
3.3.Broken relations

4.DISC GALAXY LIGHT PROFILES

5.SUMMARY

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