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New axes for the stellar mass fundamental plane

  • Paul L. Schechter (a1)

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We argue that the stellar velocity dispersion observed in an elliptical galaxy is a good proxy for the halo velocity dispersion. As dark matter halos are almost completely characterized by a single scale parameter, the stellar velocity dispersion tells us the virial radius of the halo and the mass contained within. This permits non-dimensionalizing of the stellar mass and effective radius axes of the stellar mass fundamental plane by the virial radius and halo mass, respectively.

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New axes for the stellar mass fundamental plane

  • Paul L. Schechter (a1)

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