Unifying the scaling relations in galactic bulges: An implication of bulge formation

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Abstract

Aims: I present the derivation of some important scaling relations in galactic bulges by using a simple model of bulge formation.
Methodology: If the radiation pressure of the bulge suppresses its accretion of mass, together with the bulge luminosity-mass relation and the supermassive black hole (SMBH)- velocity dispersion relation, we can obtain a set of scaling relations such as those relating the mass of SMBH to bulge mass and luminosity, the Faber-Jackson and the fundamental plane relations.
Results: All these derived scaling relations agree with the empirical fittings from the observations.
Conclusion: All the scaling relations derived are consistent with the observational data. Therefore, the radiation pressure of the bulge provides a significant role to connect all the scaling relations together. Copyright © 2013 Man Ho; This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)248-255
JournalPhysical Review & Research International
Volume3
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013

Citation

Chan, M. H. (2013). Unifying the scaling relations in galactic bulges: An implication of bulge formation. Physical Review & Research International, 3(3), 248-255. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedomain.org/abstract/1282

Keywords

  • Galaxies
  • Galactic centre
  • Supermassive blackholes
  • Velocity dispersion

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