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Galaxies 2018, 6(3), 70;

A Simple Model for Explaining Galaxy Rotation Curves

Institute of Physics, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, pl. Marii Curie-Sklodowskiej 1, 20-031 Lublin, Poland
Department of Physics, West University of Timişoara, V. Pârvan Ave. 4, Timişoara RO-300223, Romania
Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Wroclaw, pl. M. Borna 9, 50-204 Wroclaw, Poland
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Received: 7 June 2018 / Revised: 2 July 2018 / Accepted: 4 July 2018 / Published: 13 July 2018
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A new simple expression for the circular velocity of spiral galaxies is proposed and tested against HI Nearby Galaxy Survey (THINGS) data set. Its accuracy is compared with the one coming from MOND. View Full-Text
Keywords: rotation curves; spiral galaxies; circular velocity; THINGS; MOND rotation curves; spiral galaxies; circular velocity; THINGS; MOND

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Wojnar, A.; Sporea, C.A.; Borowiec, A. A Simple Model for Explaining Galaxy Rotation Curves. Galaxies 2018, 6, 70.

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