Modified Newtonian dynamics and its implications

RH Sanders*

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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Milgrom has proposed that, the appearance of discrepancies between the Newtonian dynamical mass and the directly observable mass in astronomical systems could be due to a breakdown of Newtonian dynamics in the limit of low accelerations rather than the presence of unseen matter. Milgrom's hypothesis, modified Newtonian dynamics or MOND, has been remarkably successful in explaining systematic properties of spiral and elliptical galaxies and predicting in detail the observed rotation curves of spiral galaxies with only one additional parameter-a critical acceleration which is on the order of the cosmologically interesting value of cH(o). Here I review the empirical successes of this idea and discuss its possible extention to cosmology and structure formation.

Originele taal-2English
TitelDARK UNIVERSE: MATTER, ENERGY AND GRAVITY
RedacteurenM Livio
Plaats van productieNEW YORK
UitgeverijCambridge University Press
Pagina's62-76
Aantal pagina's15
ISBN van geprinte versie0-521-82227-0
StatusPublished - 2003
EvenementSymposium on Dark Universe - , Moldova, Republic of
Duur: 2-apr.-20015-apr.-2001

Publicatie series

NaamSPACE TELESCOPE SCIENCE INSTITUTE SYMPOSIUM SERIES
UitgeverijCAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS
Volume15

Other

OtherSymposium on Dark Universe
Land/RegioMoldova, Republic of
Periode02/04/200105/04/2001

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