Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 170, Issue 1–2, pp 385–387 | Cite as

Stochasticity in galactic models

  • F. Atrio-Barandela
Structure and Evolution of Galaxies


We study the effect of a spiral-like perturbation in the orbits of an axisymmetric galactic potential using surfaces of section. We find that the perturbation induces stochasticity and diffusion of orbits in phase space.


Phase Space Galactic Model Galactic Potential 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Atrio-Barandela
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  1. 1.NORDITACopenhagenDenmark
  2. 2.IACLa Laguna, TenerifeSpain

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