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dc.contributor.supervisor English, Jayanne (Physics and Astronomy) Fiege, Jason (Physics and Astronomy) en_US
dc.contributor.author Blanchette, Keagan
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-09T20:24:59Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-09T20:24:59Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.date.submitted 2018-04-03T18:59:50Z en
dc.date.submitted 2018-04-12T19:30:28Z en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/33023
dc.description.abstract Galaxy rotation curves are the primary method of investigation into galaxy kinematics in this work. The University of Manitoba developed software package GalAPAGOS was renovated for optically thin gas, as well as used to generate the galaxy rotation curves. GalAPAGOS uses analytic fitting equations to produce models and describe the galaxy kinematics, as well as the density distribution. GalAPAGOS was applied to both HI and CO observational spectral line cubes to demonstrate that these model rotation curves and density profiles would benefit studies of normal galaxies (e.g. NGC 3198), peculiar galaxies (e.g. NGC 2188), and the centres of ellipticals (e.g. NGC 3665). The family of models generated for each galaxy were able to accurately reproduce the morphology and kinematic characteristics of these galaxies, along with density profiles and rotation curves. We then used the rotation curves to calculate the total dynamical mass inside the radius of the observed gas disk. en_US
dc.subject Physics en_US
dc.subject Astronomy en_US
dc.subject Astrophysics en_US
dc.subject Modelling en_US
dc.subject Galaxies en_US
dc.subject Cold gas en_US
dc.subject Kinematics en_US
dc.subject Rotation curves en_US
dc.subject GalAPAGOS en_US
dc.title Modelling the kinematics of the cold gas in galaxies using GalAPAGOS en_US
dc.degree.discipline Physics and Astronomy en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee O'Dea, Christopher (Physics and Astronomy) Sherif, Sherif (Electrical and Computer Engineering) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US
dc.description.note May 2018 en_US


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