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Paper: Merging galaxies in compact groups: analytical theory
Volume: 209, Small Galaxy Groups, IAU Colloquium 174
Page: 423
Authors: Kontorovich, Victor M.
Abstract: The predominance of minor mergers, i.e. the non-locality of mergings, results in a mass function slope (``Shechter'' index) intermediate between a power-law index of a spectrum with constant mass flux and that of constant flux of the number of massive galaxies. The index proves to be close to that of the faint end of the galaxy luminosity function.
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