Evolution of Galaxy Luminosity in the CDM Model
We analyze the evolution of the luminosity function of galaxies using the CDM model in numerical simulations. There is an observational excess in the number counts of galaxies per square degree in the blur band Nb (i.e. APM, Maddox et. al. 1990). Several authors have tried to reproduce it trying to fit the observations. Our model assumes an instantaneous star formation rate (SFR) proportional to a power of the local density. A ‘single star burst’ is produced each time step and we follow the evolution of the luminosity and colour of each ‘stellar group’. The galaxies are identified with a density criterium. We compute U,V,B,K colours and Nb and our results agree quite well with observations.
KeywordsDark Matter Density Criterium Number Count Luminosity Function Star Formation Rate
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