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    • Keywords


      interacting galaxies; surface of section; stochastic orbits

    • Abstract


      A dynamical model composed of a disk galaxy with an elliptic companion, moving in a circular orbit, is used in order to study the stellar orbits in a binary galaxy. Using the Poincare surface of section we study the evolution of the stochastic regions in the primary galaxy considering the mass of the companion or the value of the Jacobi’s integral as a parameter. Our numerical calculations suggest that the regions of stochasticity increase, as the mass of the companion or the value of the Jacobi’s integral increase. An interesting observation is that only direct orbits become stochastic.

    • Author Affiliations


      Ch. L. Vozikis1 N. D. Caranicolas1

      1. Department of Physics, Section of Astrophysics Astronomy and Mechanics, Aristoteleion University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki - 540 06, Greece
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