Chemical Abundances and Galaxy Evolution
The chemical abundance characteristics of two comparatively structurally simple classes of galaxies, the ellipticals and irregulars, are briefly reviewed. Neither of these types of galaxies have properties which are fully consistent with the quantitative predictions of basic chemical evolution models. Possible sources for discrepancies are discussed in terms of fundamental evolutionary processes and limitations inherent in current observational data.
KeywordsStar Formation Globular Cluster Stellar Population Star Formation Rate Monthly Notice
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