Formation and Evolution of Galaxies

Spring 2005: S. C. Trager



Required background reading (galaxies)

In order of importance:

Helmi, Galaxies course notes: class 1, class 2, class 3class 6 (2003: just the chemical evolution section), class 6 (2005), class 7, class 8, class 9

Trager, NOVA Fall School 2004 notes (ask me for the handwritten notes)

Binney and Merrifield, Galactic Astronomy:  Sections 3.3-3.7; Chapter 4; Chapter 5; skim Section 6.1; Chapter 7; skim Chapter 10, although Section 10.7 is very important; Chapter 11

Binney and Tremaine, Galactic Dynamics:  Chapter 7; Chapter 9; Section 10.1

van der Kruit, Galaxies course notes: lectures 1-5, 8-10