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Dynamics of the Milky Way: tidal streams and extended distribution functions for the galactic disc

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One of the key goals of Milky Way science is measuring the distribution of dark matter in the Galaxy. Through the study of Galactic dynamics, inferences can be made about the structure of the Galaxy, and hence the dark matter distribution. To this end, we present a study of methods useful for modelling and understanding dynamical systems in the Galaxy.

A natural choice of coordinate system when studying dynamical systems is the canonical system of angle-action coordinates. We presen...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Galactic Dynamics, Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics
Oxford college:
Merton College
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Physics - Astrophysics
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Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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uuid:62ef7b5c-4d77-460f-ab4b-56d72e2f952c
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ora:9551

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