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Paper: Phase--Space Constraints on Visible and Dark Matter Distributions in Elliptical Galaxies
Volume: 197, XVth IAP Meeting Dynamics of Galaxies: From the Early Universe to the Present
Page: 95
Authors: Ciotti, L.
Abstract: There are observational and theoretical indications that both the visible (stars) and the dark matter density distributions in elliptical galaxies increase significantly up to the galactic center. I present here some analytical results obtained with the aid of self--consistent, spherically symmetric two component galaxy models. These results suggest the possibility that this similar behavior could be a direct consequence of the structural and dynamical constraints imposed by the request of positivity of the phase--space distribution function (DF) of each density component.
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