Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-54735
Łokas, E L; Kazantzidis, S; Mayer, L; Callegari, S (2011). Tidal stirring of Milky Way satellites: a simple picture with the integrated tidal force. In: Ferreras, I; Pasquali, A. Environment and the formation of galaxies: 30 years later : Proceedings of Symposium 2 of JENAM 2010. Berlin, DE, 229-234. ISBN 978-3-642-20284-1 (P) 978-3-642-20285-8 (ebook) .
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Most of dwarf spheroidal galaxies in the Local Group were probably formed via environmental processes like the tidal interaction with the Milky Way. We study this process via N-body simulations of dwarf galaxies evolving on seven different orbits around the Galaxy. The dwarf galaxy is initially composed of a rotating stellar disk and a dark matter halo. Due to the action of tidal forces it loses mass and the disk gradually transforms into a spheroid while stellar motions become increasingly random. We measure the characteristic scale-length of the dwarf, its maximum circular velocity, mass, shape and kinematics as a function of the integrated tidal force along the orbit. The final properties of the evolved dwarfs are remarkably similar if the total tidal force they experienced was the same, independently of the actual size and eccentricity of the orbit.
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|Item Type:||Book Section, not refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||07 Faculty of Science > Institute for Computational Science|
|Deposited On:||19 Feb 2012 19:33|
|Last Modified:||17 Oct 2012 11:47|
|Series Name:||Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings|
|ISSN:||1570-6591 (P) 1570-6605 (E)|
|ISBN:||978-3-642-20284-1 (P) 978-3-642-20285-8 (ebook)|
|Additional Information:||The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com|
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