AAS 195th Meeting, January 2000
Session 7. Galaxy Structures and Dynamics: Models and Observations
Display, Wednesday, January 12, 2000, 9:20am-6:30pm, Grand Hall

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[7.01] When Galaxies Do The Twist: Torques on Galactic Disks

J. Bailin, M. Steinmetz (Steward Obs, U of Arizona)

We investigate the response of galactic disks to tidal torques using analytical and numerical models. We focus on the appearance of warps and dynamical heating of the disks. Strength and radial dependence of the torques are determined using high resolution cosmological simulations.

The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: jbailin@as.arizona.edu

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