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PX269 Galaxies 2006

This page provides access to materials for PX269 Galaxies. You can download the powerpoint slides shown in lectures. Example problems are also available.

1 Introduction: Historical overview, classification of galaxies
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2 The Milky Way: content, structure and kinematics
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3 Normal galaxies: rotation curves of spirals, distances, ellipticals
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4 Galactic nuclei: active galaxies (Seyferts, radio galaxies, quasars), unified model, supermassive black holes
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5 Spatial distribution of galaxies: groups, clusters, structure formation, dark matter
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Large-scale galaxy distribution movie by the Virgo Consortium (shown in final lecture).