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The Axisymmetric Stability of the Milky Way

  • J. A. Sellwood (a1)

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The problem of axisymmetric Jeans stability of a stellar disk was essentially completely solved in the classic paper by Toomre (1964). While his analysis was strictly local, the stability criterion it yielded has been found to be remarkably reliable in global studies; I review earlier results and give a further example in Sellwood (1995, hereafter S95). Toomre (1974) concluded that the MW is safely stable to axisymmetric Jeans modes.

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