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ABSTRACT

1.INTRODUCTION

2.ROTATION OF THE MILKY WAY
2.1.Dynamical Parameters Representing the Galaxy
2.2.Progress in the Galactic Rotation Curve
2.3.Methods to Determine the Galactic Rotation Curve
2.4.Rotation in the Galactic Center
2.5.Logarithmic Rotation Curve: From Black Hole to Dark Halo
2.6.Uncertainty and Limitation of Rotation Curve Analyses
2.7.Radial-Velocity and Proper-Motion Fields
2.8.Velocity-to-Space Transformation

3.ROTATION CURVES OF SPIRAL GALAXIES
3.1.Progress in Rotation Curve Studies Evidencing for the Dark Halo
3.2.Observations of Rotation Velocities
3.3.Methods to Determine Rotation Velocities
3.4.Galaxy Types and Rotation Curves
3.5.Dark Halo: Grand Rotation Curves
3.6.Nuclear Rotation Curves and Black Holes
3.7.Shapes of Rotation Curves and Galaxy Types
3.8.Statistical Properties of Rotation Curves: Tully-Fisher Relation
3.9.High Redshift Rotation Curves

4.MASS DISTRIBUTION IN DISK GALAXIES
4.1.Direct Mass Determination
4.2.Rotation Curve Decomposition into Mass Components
4.3.Rotation Curve Decomposition in the Milky Way
4.4.Decomposition of Galaxies' Rotation Curves

5.CONCLUDING REMARKS
5.1.Summary
5.2.Achievements in the Decades and the Future

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