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The Galaxy Rotation with Dark Mater model shows that the actual rotation of spiral galaxies cannot be accounted for by visible matter alone. Newtonian dynamics allows us to compute the amount of additional matter, that we call "dark", needed to compute correctly the observed galaxy rotation curve. Here we use a simple model to simulate the galaxy rotation curve and the distribution of visible matter (namely, stars) within the galaxy. It is possible to vary the parameters of the dark matter distribution in order to improve the interpretation of the rotation of the galaxy.

The Galaxy Rotation with Dark Mater model was created using the Easy Java Simulations (EJS) modeling tool.  It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive.  Double click the ejs_astro_GalaxyRotation.jar file to run the program if Java is installed.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.5 of Java (JRE).
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Astronomy
- Astronomy Education
= Curricula
- Galaxies
- Upper Undergraduate
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Simulation
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Keywords:
galaxy, spiral nebula
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Metadata instance created October 14, 2011 by Wolfgang Christian
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June 6, 2014 by Andreu Glasmann
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A. Pisani, Computer Program GALAXY ROTATION WITH DARK MATTER MODEL, Version 1.0 (2011), WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11512&DocID=2444).
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A. Pisani, Computer Program GALAXY ROTATION WITH DARK MATTER MODEL, Version 1.0 (2011), <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11512&DocID=2444>.
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Pisani, A. (2011). Galaxy Rotation with Dark Matter Model (Version 1.0) [Computer software]. Retrieved October 24, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11512&DocID=2444
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Pisani, Armando. "Galaxy Rotation with Dark Matter Model." Version 1.0. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11512&DocID=2444 (accessed 24 October 2014).
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Pisani, Armando. Galaxy Rotation with Dark Matter Model. Vers. 1.0. Computer software. 2011. Java (JRE) 1.5. 24 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11512&DocID=2444>.
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