Browsing Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy Graduate Theses by Subject "Hernquist model"
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Measuring the Mass of a Galaxy: An evaluation of the performance of Bayesian mass estimates using statistical simulation
(20130327)This research uses a Bayesian approach to study the biases that may occur when kinematic data is used to estimate the mass of a galaxy. Data is simulated from the Hernquist (1990) distribution functions (DFs) for velocity ...